The House of Lords has approved plans to extend pub licensing hours during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The extension echoes a similar move for the Royal Wedding in 2011.
The order means that premises may extend their opening hours for the periods beginning 11pm on Friday 1 June and ending at 1am on Saturday 2 June 2012; and 11pm on Saturday 2 June and ending at 1am on Sunday 3 June 2012. The change applies to those premises that do not already open during these times.
The order only applies to Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates which currently authorise licensable activities to be carried on up to or after 11pm on each of the days and only licensable activities already on the licence or certificate may be extended.
The order does not add any regulated entertainment where this is not permitted at 11 pm by the licence or certificate.
By Neil Gerrard
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