HL Deb 15 July 2003 vol 651 c111WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What mechanisms are available for Members of both Houses; residents' associations and other interested parties not represented on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's Advisory Group to make comments on the latest version of the draft guidance on the Licensing Bill. [HL3902]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

A further draft version of the guidance will be placed on the DCMS website (www.culture.gov.uk) in due course. Any individual or organisation will be free to make comments on its contents prior to its presentation to Parliament for approval. The Act requires the draft guidance to be approved by both Houses prior to it being issued. The first draft of the guidance has been available on the website since February and a number of residents associations and other parties have provided the department with comments which are helping to inform the development of the further draft.

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