House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 publishes its report

Since 25 May 2016 a House of Lords Select Committee has been conducting post-legislative scrutiny of the Licensing Act 2003. It has published its report today, 4 April 2017. You can download below the summary of conclusions and recommendations that appears in the report itself, that – in a damning indictment on the manner in which local authority licensing committees presently consider applications – recommends that there should be a trial transfer of the functions of licensing committees and sub-committees to the planning committee.

The full report can also be downloaded below or accessed here.

A short YouTube video of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Chairman of the Licensing Act 2003 Committee, talking about the findings of the report can be accessed here