Other representations made during
the period for parliamentary consideration
8. The House has also instructed us to consider the
extent to which the Minister concerned has had regard to "any
other representations made during the period for parliamentary
The Department did not receive any further written representations.
It did, however, receive oral representations from various representative
organisations within the hospitality and leisure industry, expressing
support for the proposal and urging the Government to pursue it.
Those representations should be satisfied by the laying of this
draft Order and, we hope, its prompt approval by both Houses.
Report under Standing Order No.
9. We recommend unanimously that the draft Order
should be approved.
4 A draft Order was laid before Parliament on 15 November.
However, due to an administrative error, it was not accompanied
by the required explanatory statement (under s8(5) of the Regulatory
Reform Act), and had therefore to be withdrawn and relaid the
following day. Back
of these are available to Members from the Vote Office and to
members of the public from the Department for Culture, Media and
Report, Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Special Occasions
Licensing) Order 2001, HC265 of Session 2001-02. Back
Fourth Report from the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform
Committee, Session 2001-02 (HL 29), para 22 Back
to be included on this press notice can be found at Annex A to
the Explanatory Statement. Back
a press notice means two things. Firstly, the Central Office
of Information regional press office network ensures it goes to
the regional and local media. Secondly, any press notice is given
a new "nose" so that it makes it more newsworthy for
the area: on New Year's Eve licensing issues, for example, the
first sentence might start, "Pubs in Northamptonshire will
be able to open for..." etc. Back
Statement, para 8 Back
Order No. 141(7) Back