Date lodged: 20 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many alcohol premise license applications have been made in each local authority in each year since 2007-08.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 29 September 2016
On 7 October 2016, the figures at Scotland and local authority level for 2015-16 will be published on the Scottish Government website.
The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 came fully into force in September 2009 and 2010-11 was the first full year of operation under these new licensing arrangements. Figures from these new arrangements cannot be compared to earlier years' figures due to changes in the way licences are now being administered (for instance, single licences for premises which were previously subject to multiple licences, and registered clubs coming under the responsibility of licensing boards rather than sheriff courts).
The number of premises liquor licence applications received, by local authority area, in each of the years 2010-11 to 2014-15, can be found at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/PubLiquor.