Letter to the House of Commons Deregulation
As requested, I have prepared some further information
for the Deregulation Committee on the trading and social implications
of Sunday dancing.
May I point out that these proposals would enable
venues to apply to open on a Sunday. These applications would
be subject to enhanced scrutiny, which would give local authorities
and magistrates the opportunity to prevent inappropriate clubs
from trading on a Sunday. In term this should help minimise disturbance
to local residents and public order problems.
There is also a clear power under the order for the
licence of any venue to be revoked on the grounds of disturbance
or annoyance. This will act both as an incentive for premises
to operate in a considerate and orderly manner and as a swift
means for the removal of licences from troublesome premises.
I hope you find this additional information to be
of use. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require
9th February 2000