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16113 Responses to the Home Office’s alcohol licensing consultation 'Rebalancing the Licensing Act: A consultation on empowering individuals, families and local communities to shape and determine local licensing' (the 'consultation')

We received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, for the following information on the Home Office alcohol licensing consultation…

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We received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, for the following information on the Home Office alcohol licensing consultation:

The total number of responses to the consultation, the breakdown of methods used to respond to the consultation and the type of respondent to the consultation.

We released the following information on 27 October 2010: 

The Home Office received a total of 1,089 individual responses to the consultation. A breakdown of the methods used to respond to the consultation and the type of respondent is included below.

No. of responses by method of response  number percentage   
                                                                                     
  Online                                                          479          44   
  Email                                                            498          46   
  Paper responses                                            112          10   
  
  TOTAL                                                      1,089        100

For the purposes of the analysis of consultation responses, the respondents were broadly categorised into one of the following four types:

i.     Those involved in the alcohol industry, manufacturing, ‘on’ sales, ‘off’ sales, trade associations. For the purposes of this analysis - we have described this group as ‘trade;

ii.     The ‘public’ - which includes individual members of the public and Residents Associations;

iii.    Those involved in enforcement, policing, health or licensing - we have described this group as ‘licensing, enforcement & health’; or

iv.     ‘Other’ respondents - which includes a breakdown of the total number of formal responses by respondent type is shown below:

No. of responses by respondent type   number     percentage  
 
  Public                                                        370        34   
  Trade                                                        164        15   
  Licensing, Enforcement & Health                   387        36   
  Other                                                        117        11   
  Not stated / unsure                                       51         5   
  
  TOTAL                                                   1,089        100%