According to the UK Green Party website the Green Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
DU408 The Green Party would seek to establish independent committees to oversee the structure of regulation for raves / pay parties / free festivals. These committees would ideally be made up of representatives of the promoters and attendees themselves, the local authority, the Police Authority and the Local Health Authority (LHA). The local authority would be responsible for ensuring that such events meet the necessary regulations and for issuing licenses. The Police Authority would have the responsibility for ensuring adequate coverage by emergency services and for training and regulation of ‘bouncers’ or others policing the event. The Local Health Authority would provide unbiased information and guidance on health and drug use in connection with such events. The Green party calls for the repeal of the Public Entertainment (drugs misuse) Act (The “Barry Legg act”), which is making outreach harm reduction measures impossible.
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Green Party’s Raves, Pay Parties and Free Festivals policies in the comments below?