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

Can my hon. Friend imagine what the citizens of Tynemouth might think if they were told that it was unsuitable for them to make a change regarding what happens in the early hours of the morning, when they thought it desirable, because the Minister had decided that they had to prove the need for the change objectively? They would say, "If we in our community think it's desirable, we ought to be able to make that decision."