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Live Music Bill [HL]

Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)

Originated in the House of Lords, Session 2009-10

Last updated: 13 April 2010 at 09:39

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Long title

To amend the Licensing Act 2003 with respect to the performance of live music entertainment; and for connected purposes.

Summary

The purpose of the Live Music Bill is to amend the Licensing Act 2003 with respect to the performance of live music. The Bill would exempt certain types of venue, and of performance, from existing licensing requirements for the performance of live music. As a result, it would increase the number of places and performances not subject to such licenses, in order to widen access and to encourage the performance of live music.Key areas
  • Venues authorised to supply alcohol with a capacity of less than 200 people, at which music would be performed between the hours of 8am and midnight, would no longer require a license for the performance of live music.
  • Up to two performers would be able to perform live unamplified, or minimally amplified, music without the need for a license.
  • Hospitals, hospital accommodation, schools and colleges would be able to host live music performances without the need for a licence.

Sponsors

Lord Clement-Jones
Liberal Democrat
Life peer
Mr Don Foster
Liberal Democrat
Bath

Current version of the Bill

10 February 2010
Commons

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Commons
1st reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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