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Thread #55211   Message #856956
Posted By: GUEST,Peter from Essex
01-Jan-03 - 09:05 PM
Thread Name: PEL: Inner working of Minister's minds?
Subject: RE: PEL: Inner working of Minister's minds?
On Roger's last point above I am not aware of anything in the act that is going to stop Environmental Health Officers "gold plating" the safety requirements for live music.

A fairly typical example is the pub that was told that all curtains and upholstery would need to be replaced with new fire retardant fabric for a session containing a dozen people while being considered perfectly safe for 50 plus drinkers without live music.

The other thing that is unclear is the amout of detail that a landlord's business plan will have to contain as a fee will be payable for every change. Of course the whole idea of a detailed business plan is fine for a music pub that hires performers but ignores the way that informal sessions actually work.