HC Deb 25 October 1972 vol 843 cc1261-2

Lords Amendment: No. 343, in page 153, line 41, after "in" insert "Part I of".

Mr. Carlisle

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

Mr. Speaker

With this Amendment we can take Lords Amendments Nos. 344, 349 and 633.

Mr. Carlisle

The effect of these Amendments is to provide a right of appeal to the Crown Court for a person aggrieved by a licensing authority's refusal to grant, renew or transfer a licence under the Home Counties (Music and Dancing) Licensing Act, 1926, or by the terms, conditions and restrictions imposed or by the revocation of a licence.

These Amendments meet points raised by the Opposition in another place. The appeal provisions are modelled on those in the London Government Act, 1963, except that the appeal will lie direct to the Crown Court. A right to appeal is desirable in itself, and it is all the more desirable after reorganisation; it is desirable that there should be the right of appeal from the local authority's decision.

The Home Counties (Music and Dancing) Licensing Act, 1926, deals with all applications in parts of Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent within 20 miles of the City of London or the City of Westminster, whichever is the nearer.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments agreed to.

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