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Licensing Act

December 8, 2003

Question written on 08/12/2003

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will meet representatives of the licensed trade to discuss fee rates following Royal Assent of the Licensing Act 2003.

Answered by Richard Caborn

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, and I have met representatives of the licensed trade on many occasions to discuss fee levels to be prescribed under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 and my officials have also been discussing fees with industry representatives since April 2000. We hope to announce shortly the fees that the Secretary of State intends to prescribe under the 2003 Act.