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Alcohol licensing during covid-19

EDM (Early Day Motion) 656: tabled on 24 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the major importance of the hospitality industry to the wider economy; notes that pubs, bars and restaurants lie at the heart of many communities; notes that the sector has been severely impacted by the covid-19 pandemic, with around 80 per cent of the UK’s 3.2 million hospitality workers being furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; is concerned that many establishments will be unable to reopen when the scheme comes to an end; highlights that the Licensing Act 2003 prohibits the sale of alcohol from a vehicle or movable structure unless there is a premises licenses at each location at which a sale of alcohol is made; further highlight that this rule prohibits many establishments from reorienting their business models to take covid-19 restrictions into account; calls on the Government to amend Sections 189 and Sections 190 of the Licensing Act 2003 to allow all licensed premises to be able to operate delivery services without having to seek changes to their premises license; further calls on the Government to allow all registered breweries to sell alcohol directly to customers.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.