HC Deb 01 March 1999 vol 326 c569W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what will be the licensing hours that his Department will recommend to licensing justices for the period of 30 December 1999 to the 2 January 2000 inclusive. [73565]

Mr. Straw

We have just consulted on proposals for extending permitted hours on the Millennium Eve and subsequent New Year's Eves. Our preference was for an all-night relaxation, but we also sought views on a more modest extension to 4am. We will announce the outcome shortly.

We have not proposed any change to the hours on 30 December or 2 January.