Clause 1 - The licensing objectives

Part of Gambling Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 9th November 2004.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 11:15 am, 9th November 2004

I entirely accept the hon. Gentleman's point about alcohol. However, can he address the issue of public nuisance, to which my amendment relates? Does he accept that there is a distinction in law

between disorder and public nuisance? Many members of the public are already deeply concerned about public nuisance in relation to pubs and clubs. Does he not think that it would be appropriate to have the words ''public nuisance'' included in the Bill as one of the objectives to be avoided?