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Licensing and General Purposes Committee

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Information about Licensing and General Purposes Committee

The powers and the duties of the Licensing and General Purposes Committee are:


(a)       To consider all matters which the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000 and 2001 (as amended) listed by Committee in the Schedule to this document, which are required not to be the responsibility of the Executive, save for those matters delegated to other Committees of the Council;


(b)       To carry out the functions under any relevant statutory provision within the meaning of Part I (Health, safety and welfare in connection with work, and control of dangerous substances) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to the extent that those functions are discharged otherwise than in the authority’s capacity as an employer;


(c)        To keep under review and to determine the arrangements for the holding of elections and any referendums within the Borough and to initiate or respond to any proposals to the change of ward, constituency or Borough boundaries;


(d)       The determination of applications under the Council’s Personal Injury Allowance Scheme.


(e)       To determine all matters and duties on the authority imposed by legislation, regulations orders, codes, and similar provisions for:


·       All activities under the Licensing Act 2003

·       Food safety and control.

·       Animal health, welfare, safety and control.

·       Gaming, betting, lotteries and related amusements

·       Crime and disorder issues related to the above duties.


Information on how to submit a petition, deputation or public question is available on the council website.