Licensing

Night Tube and Fabric up for discussion at Licensing Act review

By Liam Coleman contact

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Questions: The NTIA and Deltic Group are representing the late-night sector at the review
Questions: The NTIA and Deltic Group are representing the late-night sector at the review

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Creating a night-time economy that suits local residents, the Night Tube's impact on London and the effect of pre-loading on crime are all up for discussion at the next session of the House of Lords review of the 2003 Licensing Act.

The Lords involved in reviewing the effectiveness of the Act will next meet on Tuesday when they will have two evidence sessions.

The first session at 10.30am sees Leenamari Aantaa-Collier from Wilkes Partnership solicitors, Tony Lyons of Kuit Steinart Levy solicitors, Karl Suschitzky, the Environmental Health Officer for Derby City Council, and Peter Rogers, from Sustainable Acoustics, all give evidence.

They will be asked about: 

•    The effectiveness of the Licensing Act
•    How it works alongside planning law
•    The role of environmental health enforcement
•    Whether licensing should become part of the planning regime

That will be immediately followed by a session at 11.30am, which sees Alan Miller of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), Peter Marks of Deltic Group, Ron Reid of Shoosmith’s law firm (representing McDonald’s) and Ibrahim Dogus from the British Kebab and Retail Awards give evidence.

Topics up for discussion from this group include:

•    The Night Tube​ in London and its effects
•    Pre-loading and its impact on the night-time economy and residents
•    Lessons to be learned from the closure and re-opening of Fabric​ nightclub
•    Responsibilities of takeaways and other non-alcohol based premises
•    What UK night-time economies can learn from other international cities

The evidence will be given in committee room 3A of parliament, with live audio available on www.parliamentlive.tv​.

Related topics: Licensing law

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