HC Deb 09 November 1987 vol 122 cc22-4W
Mr. Wareing

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce legislation during the current Session of Parliament to allow local authorities to charge fees for the issue of certificates of suitability for entertainment; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The Licensing Bill, introduced on 29 October, includes provision, in clause 5, to enable local authorities to charge a reasonable fee on an application for the grant, renewal or variation of a certificate of suitability under section 79 of the Licensing Act 1964.

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