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Public Health: Licensing Laws

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3575, tabled on 1 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have if any, to amend the Licensing Act 2003 to add public health as a licensing objective.

Answered on

15 November 2021

The Government believes the existing provisions to consider health matters in relation to licensing applications are sufficient at present.

Directors of Public Health in England and Local Health Boards in Wales have been responsible authorities under the Licensing Act 2003 since 2012. As responsible authorities, health bodies are automatically notified of new licence applications and can make representations based on the existing licensing objectives

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