§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many liquor licences were in use in Northern Ireland in 2003 in respect of:
and what fees were paid for those licences in 2003. [HL213]
- (a) public houses;
- (b) restaurants;
- (c) hotels;
- (d) clubs; and
- (e) other types of premises;
§ The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)
The information held by the Department for Social Development in respect of liquor licences in use in Northern Ireland during 2003 is detailed below:
Premises licensed to sell alcohol Licences in use in 2003 Public Houses 1,521 Restaurants 409 Hotels 154 Other Premises (including 388 off-licences) 472 Total 2,556
The total number of private members' clubs registered in 2003 was 554.
Licences are normally granted or renewed by the courts for the duration of a licensing period which currently runs from 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007. For private members' clubs the registration period is 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2007.
Fees for the licensing of premises and the registration of clubs are the responsibility of the NI Court Service and details of amounts paid in 2003 are not held by the department. The schedule of current fees is available on the NI Court Service website www.courtsni.gov.uk