The committee has
responsibility for taxis, gaming, entertainment, food and alcohol
sales, market and street trading and miscellaneous licensing.
During 2005, the committee took over responsibility for liquor
licensing when the responsibility transferred from the Licensing
Justices to District Councils under the Licensing Act 2003. This
Act reformed the existing licensing arrangements for alcohol,
public entertainment, cinemas, theatres and the provision of late
night refreshments. Licensing activities are now based upon the
following four licensing objectives: * the prevention of crime and
disorder * public safety * the prevention of public nuisance * the
protection of children from harm.