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Thread #57243   Message #899405
Posted By: The Shambles
26-Feb-03 - 04:16 PM
Thread Name: EFDSS on the Licensing Bill - PELs.
Subject: RE: EFDSS on the Licensing Bill - PELs.
This from Mark Gibbens on the EFDSS Yahoo list.

Well done for Roger for spotting our new webpage during the 2 hours we were beta testing it! Here's the spiel I had prepared...
EFDSS has today published the final draft of its report on the Licensing Bill, Regulating the Folk Arts.  The report has already been circulated to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and key members of Parliament.
It seems to have made some impact already - we have been able to gain a place on the new Licensing Bill Statutory Guidance and Live Music group which the DCMS has set up.  However, we are continuing to lobby the Department to broaden representation to include other folk arts organisations, and to broaden the discussion to include dance, plays and other customs which are caughtby the licensing.
We have put together a webpage dedicated to the Licensing Bill where you'll find our report, news of the latest developments and general resources.  The URL is:
Best wishes,