Agenda and minutes

Licensing Panel
Friday 29th June, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Dean Devine  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

79.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair for the ensuing meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor R Munby was elected Chair for the ensuing meeting.

80.

Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

None declared.

81.

Questions

To answer questions from members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm, 2 working days before the meeting.

Minutes:

None received.

82.

Application for Film Classification under the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider and determine an application to classify a film.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing and Compliance Officer submitted a report which sought Members to consider and determine an application to classify a film which had not been classified by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

 

Section 4.6 of the report set out a timeline of notable events in the film.

 

Members viewed the film and considered the information set out in the report, having regard to the British Board of Film Classification Guidelines.

 

Councillor B Miskelly moved that the film be given a classification of certificate 15 – suitable only for 15 years and over. This was seconded by Councillor R Munby.

 

A vote was taken on the motion. The vote in favour was unanimous. The motion was carried.

 

Decision

 

The Licensing Panel resolved that the following classification be given:

 

‘Making Noise Quietly’ – certificate 15 – suitable only for 15 years and over

 

In reaching its decision, the Licensing Panel viewed the film and considered the information set out in the report by the Licensing and Compliance Officer. The Panel had regard to the British Board of Film Classification Guidelines.

 

The Licensing Panel had regard to the four licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s Licensing Policy. In particular, the Panel considered as its overriding objective the protection of children from harm.

 

In addition, the Panel considered the Secretary of State’s revised guidance under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003, specifically, but not limited to paragraphs 2.29 (protection of children from harm), 10.61 to 10.62 (exhibition of films) and 13.55 (children and cinemas).

 

The Panel sought to balance the promotion of the licensing objectives while seeking to ensure the film reached the widest audience appropriate. The Panel found that the issues of threat and violence in the film were important issues to consider. However, the main reason for the decision was that it found the film to contain strong to very strong language, such that it was suitable only for an audience of 15 years and over.

 

Resolved

 

That the following classification be given:

 

‘Making Noise Quietly’ – certificate 15 – suitable only for 15 years and over