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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
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.