Reply from the Home Office |
Thank you for your letter of 20 May about the above.
I am very sorry for the error in respect of your
committee's name. Our records have been amended accordingly.
As you will have noticed, our list of consultees
for the Sunday dancing paper is somewhat longer than for previous
consultation exercises. We want to ensure that everyone with an
interest is given the fullest opportunity to comment on the Government's
We have sent the paper to all our usual consultees
for liquor and entertainment issues. I am grateful to you for
pointing out that Welsh organisations are under-represented. We
have since sent our consultation paper to the Welsh Local Government
Association, the Welsh Development Agency, the Welsh Association
of Community and Town Councils and the North Wales Association
of Town Councils. We have also added these organisations to our
list for future consultation exercises. I should be grateful to
receive any other suggestions you might have.
We have also sent our consultation paper to all the
respondents to our 1995 consultation exercise on Sunday dancing.
A number of these are individual local councils, some of which
are Welsh. Although we would not normally directly consult individual
councils (we look to their representative organisations to provide
us with collective responses from their members), given the 1995
respondents' particular interest in this issue, we thought it
appropriate to include them in the list of consultees this time.
It is not our intention to directly consult all local councils.
We have also sent the consultation paper to all Members
of Parliament, placed it in the House libraries, publicised it
through a press release and placed it on the Home Office Internet
P Drummond, Liquor Licensing Section
4 June 1999