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Related tags Licensing reform Licensees License Need Kim howells is to present licensees' views on licensing reform to the government.Following concern over recent months that licensees were not... is to present licensees' views on licensing reform to the government.

Following concern over recent months that licensees were not being fully represented at licensing meetings within Westminster, The Publican has asked its readers and website users for their views and will be presenting them to Kim Howells, the minister charged with taking reform forward.

It is hoped the unique survey, which has given those at the sharp end of the trade the chance to have their say, will be considered alongside the views of pub operators and other trade bodies in the vital few weeks leading up to this year's Queen's Speech.

Almost 2,000 licensees and users of have taken part in the survey.

The Publican's Editor-in-Chief Lorna Harrison said: "The Publican is presenting the results of its survey to the government in the hope that ministers will take note and address many of the concerns that licensees have over the planned reforms."

Richard Marshall-Duffield, licensee of the F3K pub in West Kensington, London, said: "We need to all start working together if we want to change the way the bill is drafted. This is the start - we have got the ball rolling."

A draft of the reform bill, named the Alcohol and Entertainment Bill, is widely expected to appear in the Queen's Speech in November.


So who do licensees want to have in control of licensing? And how do publicans want to move forward on licensing reform? For all the results of the survey and analysis, click here.

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