Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister



Terms of Reference:

The Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions has decided to hold a one-off evidence session, on Monday 31st October, on the way in which the re-licensing process under the Licensing Act 2003 has been implemented, and what can be drawn from the experience. 


Report, together with oral and written evidence - HC 606, Session 2005-06 published on 17 March 2006

Government Response to the Committee's Report - Cm 6788 published on 25 May 2006

Oral Evidence:

Monday 31 October 2005 - Mr Stephen Alambritis, Head of Parliamentary Affairs Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Mr Nick Bish, Chief Executive, Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR); Councillor Audrey Lewis, Chair, Licensing Sub-committee, Westminster City Council, Mr Andrew Fisher, Head, Licensing Unit and Tony Kelly, Project Manager, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council; Councillor Chloe Lambert, Deputy Chairperson and Mr Patrick Crowley, Licensing Manager, Kensington and Chelsea, Adviser to LACORS, Local Government Association, Mr Philip Kolvin, Chair and Mr Jeffrey Lieb, Vice Chair, Institute of Licensing; James Purnell, a Member of the House, Minister for Media and Tourism, Mr Stuart Roberts, Licensing Team, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Mr Phil Woolas, a Member of the House, Minister of State (Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, were examined.

Press Notices:

24/05/06    Publication of Government Response

09/03/05    Publication of Report

26/10/05    Witnesses announced for evidence session

13/10/05    One-off evidence session announced accompanied by a call for evidence