From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 03 December 2008 11:23
To: 1d Allen
Subject: SEFAN 2008-12-03_03 [actionformusic] Form 696 - E Petition
thanks to all who have sent this to me. 1d

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From: "Keith Leech" <bogiekeef_at_tiscali_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 2 December 2008 17:41:25 GMT
Subject: FW: [actionformusic] Form 696 - E Petition

The 696 Form compels licensees who wish to hold live music events in 21
London Boroughs to report to the police the names, addresses, aliases and
telephone numbers of performers, and most worryingly, the likely ethnicity
of their audience. Failure to comply could result in fines or imprisonment.
We believe this places unnecessary and frankly Orwellian powers in the hands
of the Metropolitan Police, an institution which does not have the best
record of racial fairness. The 696 form can only serve to deter the staging
of live musical events - a positive form of activity in London and all
cities - stifle free expression and quite possible penalise certain genres
of music and ethnic audiences. It is an intrusion too far.

Colin Callan

29 Clarkson House
6 Great Stanhope Street
Bath BA1 2BQ

Tel: 07760 402221

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