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Thread #55211 Message #857084
Posted By: DMcG
02-Jan-03 - 05:01 AM
Thread Name: PEL: Inner working of Minister's minds?
Subject: RE: PEL: Inner working of Minister's minds?
There is an interesting article in today's Guardian at http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,867304,00.html discussing the potential effects on alcoholism and raising the issue of noise in streets around pubs no longer being concentrated around 11pm - midnight but now potentially spreading through till morning. (It was raised in the House of Lords, for example, that a car door slamming at 3am may cause more disturbance than a group of revellers at 11pm.)
So the story appears to be that live music needs to be suppressed because of noise and health & safety issues; however the opening hours can be extended with a potential long term impact on health and an almost certain increase in the effects of noise and this raises no issues.
Are we sure there is a mind here to have inner workings?