§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library the studies of licensing regulations in European and US cities made by her Department and the Home Office, in the course of preparing the White Paper 'Time for Reform', and since. 
§ Dr. Howells
[holding answer 16 July 2002]I will place a report on the studies carried out by officials in the Libraries of both Houses and will inform my right hon. Friend when I have done so. This material focuses on the licensing systems of countries rather than cities and on Europe rather than the United States. Published material on non-European countries was also considered in the development of the proposals set out in 'Time for Reform'.