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Live Music Bill [HL] 2009-10

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Sponsors:
Lord Clement-Jones
Mr Don Foster

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 70 09-10 (as brought from the Lords) | PDF version, 82KB 10.02.2010

Latest news on the Live Music Bill [HL] 2009-10

Third reading - the final chance for the Lords to change the Bill - took place on 9 February and no amendments were made.

This Bill was presented to the Commons on 9 February 2010. This is known as First Reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

The 2009-10 session of parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Live Music Bill [HL] 2009-10

The purpose of the Live Music Bill is to amend the Licensing Act 2003 with respect to the performance of live music. The Bill would exempt certain types of venue, and of performance, from existing licensing requirements for the performance of live music.

As a result, it would increase the number of places and performances not subject to such licenses, in order to widen access and to encourage the performance of live music.

Key areas

  • Venues authorised to supply alcohol with a capacity of less than 200 people, at which music would be performed between the hours of 8am and midnight, would no longer require a license for the performance of live music.
  • Up to two performers would be able to perform live unamplified, or minimally amplified, music without the need for a license.
  • Hospitals, hospital accommodation, schools and colleges would be able to host live music performances without the need for a licence.

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