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Amendments to the Licensing Bill [HL]

Licensing Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT


 

Clause 5

 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD LUKE

Page 3, line 38, at end insert—
"(   )  the chairperson of the local Area Child Protection Committee"
 

Before Clause 143

 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD LUKE

Insert the following Clause—
  "Allowing children into licensed premises
(1)  In pursuit of the licensing objective in section 4(2)(d), children under the age of 14 are only permitted to enter into licensed premises as defined in subsection (2) when accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
(2)  For the purpose of subsection (1), these licensed premises are—
(a)  public houses;
(b)  nightclubs; and
(c)  any similar establishment whose primary purpose is the consumption of alcohol."
 

After Clause 149

 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD LUKE

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Prohibition of sales in the presence of children
(1)  A responsible person commits an offence if, on any relevant premises which are licensed principally for the sale by retail of alcohol, he knowingly allows an individual aged under the age of 14 to be in that part of the premises where such sale takes place during any such sale unless that individual is accompanied by another individual aged 18 or over.
(2)  A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale.
(3)  In this section "responsible person" means, in relation to a licensed premises—
(a)  the holder of a premises licence,
(b)  the designated premises supervisor, or
(c)  any individual aged 18 or over who is authorised for the purposes of this section by that holder or supervisor."
 

After Clause 191

 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD LUKE

Insert the following Clause—
  "Annual report on the effects of licensing policy
(1)  The Secretary of State shall publish each year a report on the effects of the change in licensing policy introduced under this Act.
(2)  In each report under subsection (1) the Secretary of State shall include—
(a)  an assessment by the Chief Medical Officer of the public health advantages and disadvantages of alcohol in regard to the licensing policy set out under this Act, including specifically, details of the amount of binge drinking,
(b)  an assessment of the impact of the licensing policy on children and young people,
(c)  a statement of the number of fixed penalty offences, cautions and convictions for alcohol related offences in the preceding year, together with details of the number of recorded offences under Part 7 of this Act,
(d)  evidence from licensing authorities as to whether the new licensing system is cost effective, and
(e)  any other information which the Secretary of State sees fit to include."

 
 
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7 February 2003