Basicly you need to sign this petition to stop people who put on live music from providing umpteen items of information to the police, thereby knackering our chances of playing live - expected to spread outside London areas. pass it on ....

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.

All I want is for everyone to go to hell...
...It's the last place I was seen before I lost myself

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I dont see how such forms would be of much help to the government.

But similarly i dont see why they need such info, it all seems like to much red tape to me
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