Clause 1 - The licensing objectives

Part of Gambling Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 9th November 2004.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Labour, Eltham 11:00 am, 9th November 2004

I shall finish the point before giving way to the hon. Gentleman. It is a shame that we are so close to an election. We are clearly seeing Members of Parliament posturing in preparation for a general election. This is the sort of Bill that, generally, MPs can deal with in a mature way that benefits constituents. There is a duty on those on both Front Benches to deal with the Bill in a sensible way that benefits the public, not party positions.