New Clause 11 — Time

Part of Financial Services (Regulation of Derivatives) – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 15th March 2011.

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Photo of Russell Brown Russell Brown Shadow Minister (Defence) 9:00 pm, 15th March 2011

I will be brief. My hon. Friend Mr Davidson mentioned something that is not a pastime of every Scot, despite what some people might think. It relates to drinking hours and what would happen if we operated in two different time zones.

I think back to many years ago when the pubs in Scotland used to close at 10 pm, whereas in Carlisle and in Cumbria, on the border, they closed at 11. We saw people walking down the road at 10 o’clock closing in Scotland and heading for the first hotel to partake of their pastime in Cumbria, so Mr MacNeil needs to be very careful.