Clause 1 - The licensing objectives

Part of Gambling Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 9th November 2004.

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Photo of Mr Richard Page Mr Richard Page Conservative, South West Hertfordshire 10:30 am, 9th November 2004

The hon. Gentleman refers to Victorian values. If I remember rightly, there were gin shops in the Victorian era, which caused huge misery and problems for women and children. Is he saying that that sort of responsibility should be abrogated?