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Changes to licensing responsibilities

PM announced 20 July that responsibility for the Licensing Act 2003 except regulated entertainment is being transferred to the Home Office

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Responsibility for the Licensing Act 2003, except in relation to regulated entertainment, will transfer from the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport to the Home Secretary.

Further details of these changes, and other recent significant changes, will be published in due course and copies will be placed in the House libraries.

Read the full Written Ministerial Statement on the Number 10 website

Published 20 July 2010