Lords amendment: No. 2, in page 1, line 16, at end insert—
( ) In subsection (6) of that section (premises licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption off the premises), the words 'half past' shall be omitted.
§ Mr. Hogg
The amendment will allow off-licences to open at 8 am. Again, I invite the House to accept the amendment.
At the moment, off-licences can open at 8.30 am. The amendment therefore advances the hour by 30 minutes. That coincides with many opening hours and helps the early shopper. I cannot say that it is wrong in principle, and, on that basis, I commend it to the House.
§ Question put and agreed to.