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GUEST,The Shambles Live Music Bill - please help (45) RE: Live Music Bill - please help 25 Jan 12

One has to remember that if the LibDem peers had NOT voted for the 2003 Act, it would have reverted to the "two in a bar" rule which was being narrowly interpreted, and precluding singarounds and sessions by strictly sticking to the "two only per event" concept, backed up by the judiciary.

We have to remember also that the Lib Dem peers we under the impression that the last minute introduction of Section 177 to the Bill, did give the small-scale events protection that was being lost in scrapping the 'two-in-a-bar' rule.

Sadly, the qualification for this protection was so convoluted that in practice, Section 177 provided no protection at all.

The Live Music Bill is partly a re-working of that original Section 177 and hopefully will provide some protection (at least between 8am and 11pm).

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