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Circulars from Hamish Birchall on Entertainment Licensing in England and Wales

Follow the links to read informed and accurate reports on the most recent developments and news on the Public Entertainments Licensing system. The new laws, which took effect on 24th November 2005, have meant a massive drop in the number of live music gigs in England and Wales.

This archive is seven years old now and forms an accurate history of Live Music licesning developments since the Licensing Act was introduced.

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Friday 27th January 2012 - Live music reform in time for Olympics ?

Sunday 22nd January 2012 - Live Music Bill - something weird happened

Monday 16th January 2012 - Wanted! 100 MPs for Live Music Bill

Friday 6th January 2012 - 20th Jan key date for live music bill - MP support vital

Wednesday 14th December 2011 - LGA u-turn as live music bill advances

Friday 25th November 2011 - Live music bill passes 2nd reading in Commons

Wednesday 23rd November 2011 - Music and dance 'some of most problematic activities' says licensing chief

Friday 18th November 2011 - More council scaremongering over music reforms

Tuesday 25th October 2011 - Oxford hysteria over live music reforms

Monday 12th September 2011 - Pub music licensing NOT to be scrapped after all

Saturday 10th September 2011 - DCMS to scrap entertainment licensing

Friday 15th July 2011 - Stop Press - live music bill passes Committee stage

Wednesday 13th July 2011 - Live music bill moves to next stage

Monday 23rd May 2011 - Government moves to scrap entertainment licensing

Friday 13th May 2011 - Rise to the Red Tape Challenge

Friday 29th April 2011 - March in lockstep for the Royal Wedding

Thursday 24th March 2011 - Culture Secretary hints at removing entertainment from Licensing Act

Friday 18th March 2011 - Information Commissioner blocks publication of DCMS/LGA live music talks

Saturday 5th March 2011 - Government to support live music bill

Thursday 3rd March 2011 - Lord Grade to support live music bill

Wednesday 23rd February 2011 - New Early Day Motion for small gigs exemption

Thursday 10th February 2011 - Live music bill 2nd reading 4th March

Thursday 27th January 2011 - Penrose - wavering or drowning?

Wednesday 12th January 2011 - Celebrate the Royal Wedding - and that's an order

Friday 24th December 2010 - Turner Prize exhibit needs licence says Westminster council

Wednesday 8th December 2010 - The licensable Turner Prize winning installation

Monday 6th December 2010 - Is there any incidental music in Camden?

Friday 3rd December 2010 - Coalition bill tightens grip on Parliament Square demos

Thursday 18th November 2010 - Coalition wavering on small gigs exemption ?

Wednesday 29th September 2010 - Dark summer harvest of licensing oppression

Thursday 26th August 2010 - Licensing Act - live music harm revealed

Thursday 29th July 2010 - Licensing reform - implications for live music

Sunday 25th July 2010 - New Parilamentary motion for live music exemption

Thursday 15th July 2010 - Live music petition delivered to Number 10

Wednesday 7th July 2010 - Revamped live music bill launched today

Thursday 1st July 2010 - Experts reject DCMS live music claims

Thursday 20th May 2010 - Small gigs exemption imminent?

Tuesday 18th May 2010 - Licensing In Limbo

Friday 14th May 2010 - DCMS live music report removed from website

Wednesday 12th May 2010 - Jeremy Hunt new DCMS Secretary of State

Wednesday 5th May 2010 - Margaret Hodge repeats misleading live music claims

Wednesday 27th April 2010 - Your chance to question politicians on licensing and live music

Wednesday 27th April 2010 - Council bends licensing rules for Labour's Elvis

Friday 23rd April 2010 - Evidence that DCMS misled small gigs exemption responses

Tuesday 20th April 2010 - LGA - In Tune - In Touch

Thursday 15th April 2010 - Lib Dem gig exemption manifesto commitment

Thursday 8th April 2010 - Live music exemption is election issue

Wednesday 7th April 2010 - Minister resists 200-capacity gig exemption

Tuesday 6th April 2010 - Brass, drums and bagpipes should be illegal unless licensed suggest council officers

Thursday 1st April 2010 - Sharkey calls on minister to back live music bill

Wednesday 31st March 2010 - LGA response to DCMS reveals live music paranoia

Thursday 18th March 2010 - How not to answer questions

Wednesday 17th March 2010 - Live music bill still live

Friday 12th March 2010 - Last chance for live music bill?

Friday 5th March 2010 - DCMS live music stats - more Parliamentary Questions

Thursday 25th February 2010 - Statistics watchdog investigates minister's live music claims

Thursday 25th February 2010 - Distortion is thriving at DCMS

Monday 22nd February 2010 - St Albans licensing saga continues

Friday 19th February 2010 - More dodgy DCMS music stats

Thursday 11th February 2010 - Live music bill goes to Commons

Friday 5th February 2010 - 46 Minor Variations - approximately

Thursday 4th February 2010 - Live music bill goes to 3rd reading

Wednesday 27th January 2010 - Minor Variations - 3 new live music permissions - 3 new EDMs

Wednesday 20th January 2010 - DCMS entertainment facilities consultation published

Friday 15th January 2010 - LGA misleads Peers over live music bill

Wednesday 6th January 2010 - Flaws in DCMS small gigs exemption proposal

Monday 21st December 2009 - Live music bill debate set for 15 January

Monday 14th December 2009 - Sharkey hits back at LGA

Friday 11th December 2009 - Small gigs exemption 'pointless' claims LGA spokesman

Thursday 10th December 2009 - New DCMS consultation - but not on small venue exemption

Thursday 3rd December 2009 - 'Don't strike up the band'

Wednesday 2nd December 2009 - St Albans piano policy contradicts new guidance

Tuesday 1st December 2009 - MU - mixed licensing message

Monday 30th November 2009 - Council drops HMV prosecution

Friday 27th November 2009 - Incidental music - people must be allowed to talk

Wednesday 25th November 2009 - HMV prosecuted for unlicensed singer

Saturday 22nd November 2009 - Live music bill returns to haunt government

Friday 13th November 2009 - Small gigs exemption unlikely before election

Thursday 12th November 2009 - Government answer proves DCMS music claims false

Friday 6th November 2009 - DCMS suggest small gig problems all in the mind

Tuesday 3rd November 2009 - DCMS silent on small gigs exemption - Lib Dems raise questions

Saturday 24th October 2009 - Small gig exemption - 'We want to act very quickly' says minister

Thursday 22nd October 2009 - Government u-turn on small gigs exemption

Wednesday 21st October 2009 - Sharkey to attend Licensing Act demo

Friday 16th October 2009 - Police 'horror' at 200-capacity gig licensing exemption

Thursday 15th October 2009 - Musicians Union 'happy' with new Form 696

Tuesday 13th October 2009 - MU joins licensing demo but shrinks from Number 10 petition

Thursday 1st October 2009 - Pub pianos only 'theoretically innocuous' claims licensing minister

Wednesday 30th September 2009 - Equity demo against Licensing Act

Wednesday 16th September 2009 - Government music launch raises licensing questions

Monday 14th September 2009 - 10,000 signatures for live music exemption petition

Thursday 10th September 2009 - Form 696 changes undermine petition

Wednesday 9th September 2009 - Without entertainment licensing schools might become venues warns DCMS

Tuesday 8th September 2009 - Sharkey slams Met changes to Form 696

Monday 7th September 2009 - More Licensing Act casualties

Thursday 3rd September 2009 - St Albans live music conditions - full survey published

Wednesday 2nd September2009 - Government more afraid of the LGA than of Libya

Friday 28th August 2009 - Conservatives back small gigs exemptions

Friday 21st August 2009 - St Albans may breach licence condition guidelines

Thursday 20th August 2009 - Pubs want live music restrictions claims licensing chief

Wednesday 19th August 2009 - Petition reaches 6000 - desperation at DCMS

Friday 14th August 2009 - DCMS and LGA misuse live music stats

Thursday 13th August 2009 - LGA defiant despite live music stats blunder

Monday 10th August 2009 - Sharkey backs pub gigs campaign

Friday 7th August 2009 - DCMS press office 'misinformation'

Thursday 6th August 2009 - LGA live music error key to policy

Wednesday 5th August 2009 - LGA forced to apologise over live music claims

Monday 3rd August 2009 - LGA inflates live music stats

Friday 31st July 2009 - Live music petition - 1000 signatures in 5 days

Tuesday 21st July 2009 - 'Where are the guitar riots and accordion assaults?'

Monday 20th July 2009 - A chance to influence the licensing debate

Friday 15th July 2009 - Live music bill published

Thursday 14th July 2009 - DCMS stand up to Sharkey

Wednesday 15th July 2009 - Sharkey backs Lib Dem live music bill

Wednesday 15th July 2009 - Music and Madness

Monday 13th July 2009 - An unlicensed piano could land you in prison

Thursday 9th July 2009 - Musicians in thrall to caterers

Friday 3rd July 2009 - Busking in St Albans

Tuesday 16th June 2009 - Lib Dems announce live music Bill

Friday 5th June 2009 - Minor Variations, better than a clip round the ear ?

Monday 1st June 2009 - Camden rock and pop ban potential breach of human rights

Thursday 14th May 2009 - Culture Committee backs small gigs exemption

Wednesday 13th May 2009 - Imprisoned for playing rock

Friday 8th May 2009 - Licensing Act inquiry report due 14th May

Friday 24th April 2009 - Lords to debate Minor Variations

Thursday 23rd April 2009 - Minor variations 'useless' and of little benefit say experts

Wednesday 15th April 2009 - Derelict shops to become rehearsal venues

Wednesday 8th April 2009 - Musicians Union committed to small gigs exemption

Tuesday 7th April 2009 - Form 696 - Minor Variations

Wednesday 1st April 2009 - Form 696 - Sharkey to meet Met

Wednesday 18th March 2009 - School show scrapped after licence prosecution threat

Friday 6th March 2009 - T-Mobile dances around Licensing Act

Tuesday 3rd February 2009 - Scrap Form 696 petition rises to number 6

Friday 23rd January 2009 - Police - gigs linked to shootings. Sharkey - police abusing licensing

Wednesday 21st January 2009 - False alarm noise limiter petition No.1 with 70000 signatures

Wednesday 14th January2009 - Noise limiter petition taps public distrust of government

Monday 15th December 2008 - Scrap 696 petition in top 20 on Number 10 website

Friday 12th December 2008 - Culture Secretary and the elephant in the room

Tuesday 9th December 2008 - Police cut ethnic question from Form 696

Monday 8th December 2008 - Scrap 696 petition in top 40

Wednesday 3rd December 2008 - Call for folk musicians to meet Culture Secretary Andy Burnham

Tuesday 2nd December 2008 - No10 Petition to scrap Form 696

Monday 25th November 2008 - Culture Committee considers lap dancing

Friday 23rd November 2008 - Sharkey goes to court over Form 696

Monday 17th November 2008 - Form 696 - Does it apply to my gig

Saturday 15th November 2008 - Police, music, violence and Form 696

Friday 14th November 2008 - Westminster council suggests exemption for unamplified gigs

Wednesday 12th November 2008 - Police use entertainment licensing to tackle terrorism

Monday 11th November 2008 - MU & Equity to give evidence at licensing inquiry tomorrow

Wednesday 29th Ocrober 2008 - A tale of DCMS efficiency

Monday 27th Ocrober 2008 - Zippo's circus to give evidence at licensing inquiry

Friday 24th Ocrober 2008 - LGA culture spokesman - live music 'a public order problem'

Monday 20th Ocrober 2008 - Is ceilidh like morris dancing?

Tuesday 14th Ocrober 2008 - No delay in small gigs exemption says minister

Thursday 9th Ocrober 2008 - Oral evidence session - Culture Committee Licensing inquiry -14th Oct

Wednesday 1st Ocrober 2008 - Concerns over DCMS live music research raised in Parliament

Friday 26th September 2008 - MU and Equity lobby for small gigs exemptions

Tuesday 23rd September 2008 - Licensing Act creates silent circus comedy

Monday 22nd September 2008 - Small gigs exemption - Sharkey in private DCMS talks

Friday 28th August 2008 - Notting Hill Carnival dancers not entertainment

Monday 4th August 2008 - Small gigs exemptions - extent of DCMS discussions

Thursday 24th July 2008 - Small gigs exemptions 'by spring 2009'

Friday 18th July 2008 - New inquiry into effect of Licensing Act on live music

Wednesday 16th July 2008 - Consultation on small gigs exemption delayed?

Saturday 21st June 2008 - Busking in Haltemprice and Howden

Monday 16th June 2008 - Nigel Kennedy to busk against 42 days detention without trial?

Friday 6th June 2008 - Noise controls irrespective of entertainment licensing

Wednesday 4th June 2008 - Licensing - big screen broadcasts to remain exempt

Friday 16th May 2008 - Manchester big screen football violence raises licensing questions

Monday 12th May 2008 - Lord Clement-Jones' licensing questions answered

Friday 9th May 2008 - Parliamentary Jazz Awards - unlicensed

Wednesday 7th May 2008 - Licensing - more Lords questions

Saturday 3rd May 2008 - Nigel Kennedy performance tests licensing experts

Wednesday 9th April 2008 - Confusion On Busking Laws Persists

Friday 25th January 2008 - Minister's low key Q&A

Wednesday 23rd January 2008 - Minister in public Q&A session on licensing/live music tomorrow at Olympia

Thursday 10th January 2008 - Small gigs exemption - no date yet for consultation

Tuesday 8th January 2008 - Licensing - Parliamentary questions resume

Tuesday 18th December 2007 - Now the good news...

Monday 17th December 2007 - Decrease in live music says latest DCMS live music research

Wedenesday 12th December 2007 - Final live music research due 17 December

Tuesday 4th December 2007 - Minister promises public consultation on small gigs exemption

28th November 2007 - Select Committee to discuss live music and licensing

16th October 2007 - Government admits Licensing Act disappointing for live music

12th October 2007 - Live music 'renaissance'

Tuesday 25th September 2007 - Licensing Act: Brown admits problems and hints at changes

Thursday 18th September 2007 - LMF replaced by live music 'experts'

Thursday 26th July 2007 - Months before government responds to MU/LMF small gigs exemption

Wednesday 25th July 2007 - Licensing Guidance debate 15 Oct - LMF defunct?

Tuesday 17th July 2007 - Lib Dems force debate on Licensing Guidance

Thursday 4th July 2007 - LMF recommendations - new licensing minister responds

Thursday 4th July 2007 -Sharkey to announce Act's negative impact on small gigs

Tuesday 19th June 2007 - Lords and watchdog criticise DCMS/MORI live music stats

Monday 18th June 2007 - 'Our masters are deaf to our wishes'

Friday 15th June 2007 - Police to oppose small gigs exemption

Wednesday 13th June 2007 - Lib Dems call on government to repeal live music law

Tuesday 12th June 2007 - Local authorities oppose key Live Music Forum recommendations

Tuesday 29th May 2007 - Licensing Act - Better a prostitute than a singer?

Thursday 24th May 2007 - More BBC coverage - More Parliamentary Questions

Friday 11th May 2007 - Licensing Act - 18 months on

Tuesday 1st May 2007 - Licensing petition at number 1

Thursday 26th April 2007 - Live music and noise complaints

Friday 20th April 2007 - Licensing song storms HMV folk download chart

Thursday 12th April 2007 - Licensing petition at no.2

Monday 2nd April 2007 - Petition passes 63,000 - Parliament exempt from safety law

Friday 23rd March 2007 - Folk festival cancelled due to 'over zealous' licensing enforcement

Thursday 15th March 2007 - Licensing Act 'a disappointment' - MU General Secretary

Wednesday 14th March 2007 - 51,600+ puts licensing/live music petition at no.3

Thursday 8th March 2007 - Live music Early Day Motion

Thursday 8th March 2007 - Are musicians' views relevant?

Tuesday 6th March 2007 - Petition: more than 40,000 signatures - Commons exchange

Tuesday 27th February 2007 - Unlicensed busking - a postcode criminal offence?

Thursday 22nd February 2007 - Licensing petition at no.6

Wednesday 14th February 2007 - The Stage reports success of live music petition

Tuesday 13th February 2007 - Live music/licensing petition in top 10

Wednesday 7th February 2007 - Libby Purves backs online licensing petition

Friday 2nd February 2007 - LMF in denial - venue challenges Sharkey

Wedenesday 1st February 2007 - Licensing petition: more than 6600 signatures

Thursday 25th January - Unmarked draft changes in Licensing Guidance

Friday 19th January - BBC - licensing - live music

Wednesday 17th January - Draft revised 'incidental music' guidance published

Tuesday 16th January - Singing to help children navigate 'a tough century'

Thursday 11th January - Licensing petition in top 20

Wednesday 20th December 2006 - Juggling Ice Cream

Friday 15th December 2006 - What law do you want scrapped? Tell BBC R4 Today

Wedenesday 13th December 2006 - Live music e-petition

Tuesday 12th December 2006 - Reasons for not having live music

Tuesday 12th December 2006 - DCMS to clarify 'incidental music' exemption

Monday 11th December 2006 - Daily Telegraph: Why should we need a licence to sing?

Saturday 9th December 2006 - Christmas carols - 'Strong case for review' of Licensing Act: Jack Straw

Friday 8th December 2006 - DCMS small venue claims

Thursday 7th December 2006 - Latest MORI survey 'encouraging' for small venues claims Government Forum

Wednesday 6th December 2006 - Feargal Sharkey 'sings praises' of local authorities

Wednesday 6th December 2006 - Feargal Sharkey 'slates' Licensing Act

Wednesday 29th November 2006 - Silent Night good - Jingle Bells bad

Friday 24th November 2006 - London Councils lobby for live music premium in annual licence fee

Wednesday 1st November 2006 - Why the MU position on licensing is wrong

Wednesday 1st November 2006 - MP questions delay over latest MORI live music research

Thursday 26th October 2006 - MU follow-up licensing survey flawed

Wednesday 25th October 2006 - DCMS postpones publication of latest MORI live music research

Thursday 14th September 2006 - MU rejects members call to oppose Licensing Act

Wednesday 13th September 2006 - Musicians Union: wrong about the Old Blue Last

Tuesday 12th September 2006 - Musicians Union skims over bad news in London

Thursday 10th August 2006 - DCMS: are our regulations 'aggravating'?

Thursday 10th August 2006 -DCMS live music press release rider restored

Wednesday 9th August 2006 - The strange case of the riderless press release

Tuesday 1st August 2006 - Licensing red tape 'in danger of throttling sport'

Friday 28th July 2006 - Trowbridge bans majorettes - Notting Hill Carnival street dancers exempt

Monday 24th July 2006 - 'A beneficial impact' - latest DCMS licensing spin

Wednesday 19th July 2006 - Swindon - a place to eat my hat?

Tuesday 18th July 2006 - Whitby's 'jackboot of bureaucracy'

Tuesday 11th July 2006 - Licensing: Henley Regatta ball cancelled

Thursday 6th July 2006 - Sir Richard Steele pub - Abbey Road Studios

Tuesday 4th July 2006 - Inadequate Licensing Act due to 'arrogant and incompetent ministers'

Monday 3rd July 2006 - Commons: possible licensing questions today

Friday 30th June 2006 - Busking - noise

Thursday 29th June 2006 - Lords licensing questions: government replies

Friday 23rd June 2006 - DCMS Busking Advice

Friday 23rd June 2006 - 'Live venues are the heart of our communities' says new licensing minister

Thursday 22nd June 2006 - Busking vs Trooping the Colour

Saturday 17th June 2006 - Lords discuss big screen football and live music

Friday 16th June 2006 - Licensing: 'marked drop in live music in smaller venues' claim Musicians' Union

Tuesday 13th June 2006 - More Lords Questions about licensing and live music

Tuesday 13th June 2006 - BBC: 'World Cup big screenings scrapped'

Monday 12th June 2006 - Guardian reports big screen football riots

Wednesday 7th June 2006 - Licensing: 'a level playing field for all musicians' claim DCMS

Tuesday 6th June 2006 - MPs licensing questions - 'ministerial drivel'

Friday 2nd June 2006 - Simplify licensing law - government wants your view

Wednesday 31st May 2006 - 'Police in blitz on World Cup drinking'

Monday 15th May 2006 - Lord Colwyn speaks out against new licensing laws

Saturday 13th May 2006 - More on TOTP - Camden - a more liberal view?

Friday 12th May 2006 - TOTP - private v public - council discretion

Friday 12th May 2006 - Licensing: gigs lost - MU Gen Sec responds

Thursday 11th May 2006 - TOTP in more trouble - Roger Daltrey at Arsenal

Tuesday 9th May 2006 - Sheffield: Chinese dance statement

Tuesday 9th May 2006 - Licensing confusion: more gigs cancelled - and Jowell praises Purnell

Monday 8th May 2006 - Shaun Woodward is new licensing minister

Monday 8th May 2006 - Purnell escapes licensing

Thursday 4th May 2006 - Sultan's elephant eludes licensing

Wednesday 26th April 2006 - Radio 1 live music debate - another planet

Tuesday 25th April 2006 - Queen's birthday celebrations - incidental or illegal?

Saturday 22nd April 2006 - Licensing Act - live music: Jowell rules out changes?

Thursday 20th April 2006 - BBC R4 Today covers Top of the Pops caught by Licensing Act

Wednesday 19th April 2006 - Top of the Pops caught by Licensing Act

Tuesday 18th April 2006 - Feargal Sharkey wants your views on live music

Thursday 13th April 2006 - Incidental music: new report criticises DCMS and government

Thursday 6th April 2006 - Incidental exemption - contrasts

Monday 3rd April 2006 - Incidental exemption - hospitals

Saturday 18th March 2006 - Tessa's 'illegal' singing - BBC Today transcript

Friday 17th March 2006 - Tessa's 'illegal' singing

Monday 6th March 2006 - Licensing: Blair compared to Taliban

Monday 6th March 2006 - Pimlico Wine Vaults

Thursday 2nd March 2006 - Two more gigs lost

Wednesday 1st March 2006 - Abbey Road - Westminster not to prosecute

Tuesday 28th February 2006 -Abbey Road Coldplay gig - licensing implications

Monday 27th February 2006 - DCMS publish gig estimates - a new error - DJs

Friday 24th February 2006 -Landlady's response to Feargal

Tuesday 21st February 2006 - Feargal's credibility - another gig loss - consolation prize

Monday 20th February 2006 - Licensing - live music: Feargal Sharkey unable to find problems

Thursday 16th February 2006 - Live music survey: integrity or reliability?

Thursday 2nd February 2006 - Glass Half Full ?

Tuesday 1st Ferruary 2006 - 'Power of music' inspires culture minister

Monday 30th January 2006 - Licensing: Guardian comment

Monday 30th January 2006 - Telegraph reports gig loss - MU comment

Friday 27th January 2006 - Feargal Sharkey - rehearsal space - licensing

Thursday 19th January 2006 - Times online: more evidence of gigs and income lost

Wednesday 18th January 2006 - Times online debates: live music

Tuesday 17th January 2006 - Times online debates: live music could overtake religion

Monday 16th January 2996 - The Times: Have your say about the new licensing regime and live music

Monday 16th January 2996 - Licensing: More gig losses

Saturday 14th January 2996 - BBC R4 Front Row: Jamie Cullum speaks out again

Friday 13th January 2996 - Jamie Cullum to test licensing act

Friday 30th December 2005 - Musicians Union 'fairly confident the regulations have not had an adverse effect'

Friday 30th December 2005 - BBC Radio 4 30th December, Pub Carols and Licensing

Thursday 29th December 2005 - Sheffield Pub Carols Exempt ? Civil Liberties Implications

Thursday 15th December 2005 - Licensing:More Gigs Under Threat and Some Good News

Thursday 1st December 2005 - Transcript Of Culture Show 24th November

Monday 28th November 2005 - Government responds to 1.7 million gig question

Friday 25th November 2005 - The Morning After

Friday 18th November 2005 - Another Gig Bites The Dust

Wednesday 16th November 2005 - Lords Question re Government Gigs Claim

Friday 11th November 2005 - Goverment Found Guilty of Misleading Claims on Live Music

Wednesday 2nd November 2005- Final Deadline Approaches

Saturday 27th August 2005 - Minister, Camden Council and Lawyers on Private Events

Saturday 30th July 2005 - Boom time for live music says The Guardian's Pop Critic

Friday 29th July 2005 - Purnell at Musicians Union Conference

Thursday 28th July 2005 - Performer Lawyer Group Press Statement

Monday 25th July 2005 - Minister To Speak At Musicians Union Conference

Saturday 23rd July 2005 - Private performances will be licensable

Wednesday 20th July 2005 - More mis-information From Minister on BBC Radio 2

Friday 8th July 2005 - 'None in a bar' from 24th November 2005

Saturday 2nd July 2005 - Licensing: James Purnell continues misleading claims

Friday 1st June 2005 - Licensing Minister Misleads Public

Thursday 30th June 2005 - BBC Radio 4 The Today Programme

Wednesday 29th June 2005 - BBC Radio 4 The Today Programme

Saturday 25th June 2005 - Court Victory For Pub Trade

Tuesday 21st June 2005 - Licensing Act Already Under Scrutiny In The Courts

Friday 10th June 2005 - Two in a bar rule

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - DJs an 'embedded right'?

Friday, May 27, 2005 - James Purnell, new music minister

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - Live music & licensing - Expect more spin

Sunday, November 07, 2004 - Live music survey: Government got it wrong


Our sincere thanks to Hamish Birchall.