The government plans to give local councils new powers to attach conditions to licences or confiscate them if landlords are found to have encouraged violent or anti-social behaviour with happy hour-style promotions. The powers will be recommended in a report later this month by Downing Street's strategy unit with a view to incorporating them in a new licensing act that will come into force next year. Moves are afoot in Scotland for a similar system. The Sunday Times 08/02/04 page 1 The Independent on Sunday 08/02/04 page 5