Baroness Rawlings, a Government spokesperson, told the House of Lords the Coalition will help the Private Members' Bill become law, but with caveats.
The Bill, tabled by Lib Dem Lord Clement-Jones, includes plans to offer a licensing exemption to pubs that host gigs attracting an audience of 200 or fewer.
But Baroness Rawlings said certain criteria had to be met for the Bill to get the coalition's full support.
This would mean the "technical aspects" of de-regulation being examined to ...
Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.
Sign up for your digital free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music.Start your free trial