I am requesting information on licencing and enforcement of displays lasers for entertainment purposes.

Sarah Davidson made this Freedom of Information request to Scarborough Borough Council

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Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act for full disclosure of and publication of:

1. The number of temporary event licence applications you have received for each of the past 5 years where the use of display layers was involved?
2. Number of venues in your district which have requested as part of their licence conditions permission to use display lasers:
3 a) The number of complaints received regarding laser use at licensed and unlicensed events or premises for each of the last 5 years. Please provide separately the number of these which relate to intentional audience scanning.
3 b) For each complaint describe what action was taken as a result of the complaint:
4. The number of event and premises licenses which :
a) Ban or prohibit the use of lasers
b) Ban or prohibit the use of audience scanning with lasers
c) Stipulate conditions to promote the safe operation and installation of such equipment
5. Nature and type of enforcement action undertaken to deal with display lasers in each of the last 5 years. Please provide an outline of the regulations applied to any enforcement action undertaken.
6) The nature and extent of training given to enforcement staff in respect of display laser safety to include:
1. The number of staff trained in your authority
2. Please provide an outline of the type of training received, whether a cost was incurred for the training, the frequency (if any) that update training is required.
7) Should further assistance be necessary in dealing with lasers, where would you turn for external assistance?
A) The Health Protection Agency
B) Professional bodies such as CIEH, IOSH,
C) Independent Laser Company
D) Other

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Davidson

Karen Crosier, Scarborough Borough Council

FOIA No: 1858
Date of Receipt: 9 January 2012
Last Date for Response: 6 February 2012
File Ref: CP01/00000137
 
Thank you for your written communication of 9 January 2012.  The
information that you require is not included within the Council’s formal
publication scheme and a referral has been made to the responsible officer
to collate a response.
 
You may expect to receive a response to your request by 6 February 2012,
that is within twenty working days of its receipt by the Council.
 
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.
 
Please ensure that any further communication in relation to this matter is
sent by you to the Freedom of Information Officer at the above address
quoting the reference in the subject line of this communication.
 
Kind regards
 
 
 
 
Freedom of Information Officer
 

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Licensing Services, Scarborough Borough Council

Dear Ms Davidson

 

Thank you for email requesting information. Your request was received on 7
January 2012 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Kind Regards

Licensing Services

 

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Licensing Services, Scarborough Borough Council

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Dear Ms Davidson

 

Further to your enquiry I have pleasure attaching our response.

 

Kind Regards

Licensing Services

 

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