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No need to stop granting new alcohol licences in Scotland, says association

07 November 2006

Plans to stop issuing new liquor licences in Scotland should be ditched, according to the Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA).

The statistics show a drop across hotels, pubs and entertainment venues, while the number of licences at restaurant, retail and refreshment sites rose marginally.

Browne said: "One thing I hope these figures do is end the naÁ¯ve debate about the need for a legislatively imposed moratorium on the issuing of new licences. Licensing boards already have the power to block a new licensed premise if they feel there are too many in an area."

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By Tom Bill

E-mail your comments to Tom Bill](mailto:tom.bill@rbi.co.uk?subject=Plans to stop granting new alcohol licences in Scotland should eb scrapped, says association) here.

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