The Licensing Act 2003 (Descriptions of Entertainment) (Amendment) Order 2013

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CitationSI 2013/1578

2013No. 1578

LICENCES AND LICENSING, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Licensing Act 2003 (Descriptions of Entertainment) (Amendment) Order 2013

26thJune2013

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 197(2) of, and paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to, the Licensing Act 2003( 1), makes the following Order.

In accordance with section 197(4) of that Act, a draft of this instrument was laid before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.-(1) This Order may be cited as the Licensing Act 2003 (Descriptions of Entertainment) (Amendment) Order 2013, and comes into force the day after the day on which it is made.

(2) In this Order, "the 2003 Act" means the Licensing Act 2003.

Amendment to descriptions of entertainment

2.-(1) Paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the 2003 Act (descriptions of entertainment) is amended as follows.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1), for the words from "the entertainment takes place" to the end substitute "the following conditions are satisfied (so far as relevant)".

(3) After that sub-paragraph insert-

"(1A) The first condition is that the entertainment-(a) takes place in the presence of an audience, and(b) is provided for the purpose, or for purposes which include the purpose, of entertaining that audience.(1B) The second condition is relevant only to a performance of a play, and is that one or more of the following applies-(a) the audience consists of more than 500 persons;(b) the entertainment takes place before 8am on any day;(c) the entertainment takes place after 11pm on any day.(1C) The third condition is relevant only to an indoor sporting event, and is that one or more of the following applies-(a) the audience consists of more than 1000 persons;(b) the entertainment takes place before 8am on any day;(c) the entertainment takes place after 11pm on any day.(1D) The fourth condition is relevant only to a performance of dance, and is that one or more of the following applies-(a) the audience consists of more than 500 persons;(b) the entertainment takes place before 8am on any day;(c) the entertainment takes place after 11pm on any day;(d) the entertainment is relevant entertainment within the meaning of paragraph 2A of Schedule 3 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (meaning of "sexual entertainment venue").(1E) So much of any entertainment of a description specified in paragraphs (a) to (h) of...

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