HC Deb 20 November 2003 vol 413 cc1149-50W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what fees she will introduce under the Licensing Act 2003; what estimate she has made of the cost of implementing the Act in each of the next three years; and what estimate she has made of the amount which will be raised from applications for licences. [139763]

Mr. Caborn

Proposed fee levels and the expected costs of compliance with the Act were set out in the Regulatory Impact Assessment which accompanied the Licensing Bill and is available from the House Library. Regulations setting out these fees will be laid before Parliament shortly. The Department is working closely with the Local Government Association to ensure that fees are set at a level to which provides for full cost recovery in respect of administration, inspection and enforcement.