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 Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley 3:28 pm, 10th March 2010

I apologise, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for being drawn into the right hon. Gentleman's sedentary interventions.

I know that we have other business to discuss today so I shall not detain the House any longer. I despair at the endless consensus that there seems to be in the House, which is forever seeking to restrict people's freedoms in this country, to try to stop them doing things that they do legitimately and, in the overwhelming majority of cases, without any problem. For hon. Members to lecture people constantly about what they may and may not do, and what they should and should not say, is depressing beyond belief. The report is more of the same-more of the nanny state.

I know for a fact that the moment the proposed measures are introduced, the zealots represented on the Select Committee will be back for more, and back for more again. They are never satisfied. Dr. Taylor said that he wanted the Government to go a little further and do a little more. Unfortunately, he and the people whom he represents always want the Government to go a little further and do a little more.