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Licensing Minutes: 9 November 2011

Present:

Chairman: Councillor M Temple
Vice Chairman Councillor G Bowen
Councillors: Miss M Clark
H Harrison
R Howse
D Huxley
Mrs J Raine
P Richardson
H Threlkeld
Ms D Wicks
Officers in Attendance: Mr C Potter (Legal Services Manager)
Mr J Bell (Licensing Officer)
Mrs L Watson (Licensing Officer)
Democratic Services Officer: Mrs Rosalyn Richardson

Lic/5/11/11 Apologies for Absence

There were no apologies for absence.

Lic/6/11/11 Minutes

Minutes Lic/1/9/11 to Lic/4/9/11 of the meeting of this Committee held on 7 September 2011 were approved as a correct record of those proceedings.

Lic/7/11/11 Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest made at this meeting.

Lic/8/11/11 Response to Regulated Entertainment Government Consultation Paper

The Committee considered report CLS54/11 of the Director of Corporate and Legal Services which requested Members' consideration of what responses (if any) are to be given to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport regarding their consultation paper examining the partial deregulation of regulated entertainment under Schedule 1 to the Licensing Act 2003. The Licensing Officer gave an overview of the implications of the proposed deregulation and of the reasoning behind the licensing response to the consultation at Appendix A. The licensing officer answered questions from members and gave examples of potential impact on the Licensing Objectives under the Licensing Act 2003. It was also outlined to the committee that further consideration would be given to the response by the County Licensing Liaison Group, which is made up of all the Cumbrian Licensing Authorities.

Those present considered the consultation questions and proposed responses from the Authority.

Councillor Mrs J Raine joined the meeting at 10.25am.

RESOLVED that the consultation response (Appendix 1 PDF: 345 Kb / 16 pages) be approved and submitted as the Licensing Authority response.

Reasons for decision

  1. To endorse the proposed response to the consultation by the Licensing Officer for Eden.

Other options considered

None.

Lic/9/11/11 Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of this Committee was confirmed as 7 December 2011.

The meeting closed at 10.37am

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