Alcohol

Part of Supplementary Estimates 2009-10 — Department of Health – in the House of Commons at 3:28 pm on 10th March 2010.

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Photo of Kelvin Hopkins Kelvin Hopkins Labour, Luton North 3:28 pm, 10th March 2010

It is clear that the hon. Gentleman and I come from polar opposite positions, but he is making the classic freedom speech. He is saying that we have the freedom to do what we want, without intervention from the state. The same speech will have been made against the breathalyser, crash helmets, the compulsory wearing of seat belts and a whole range of traffic regulations that are designed to save lives. Freedoms affect other people, not just the person exercising them.