New Clause 3 — Alcohol disorder zones

Part of Crime and Security Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 8th March 2010.

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Photo of John Gummer John Gummer Conservative, Suffolk Coastal 7:00 pm, 8th March 2010

I am sorry to intervene again, but I am trying to avoid the temptation to make a speech. What the Minister is saying is that if a local authority thinks that the measure is desirable for its community, it is unreasonable to say that it should be allowed to make so limited a change. That is a very odd view of locality, and of local people being able to make their own decisions.