Gordon Brown to review Licensing Act

24 July 2007 by
Gordon Brown to review Licensing Act

Gordon Brown is set to review the Licensing Act in the wake of an increase in crime committed by those under the influence of alcohol.

The Prime Minister said yesterday in his monthly press conference that there would be a review of "what the effects have been" of extending opening hours for pubs beyond the traditional 11pm closing time in the wake of the British Crime Survey statistics released last week.

The Prime Minister has already instigated one Government u-turn on the proposed super casino in Manchester, claiming there were better ways of meeting the economic and social needs of the area."

It was estimated that the super casino would have created 2,700 jobs of which 90% were in hospitality.

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By Chris Walton

E-mail your comments to Christopher Walton](mailto:Christopher.Walton@rbi.co.uk?subject=Brown to review licensing) here.

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