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Thread #60626   Message #974680
Posted By: The Shambles
30-Jun-03 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: Licensing Bill UK - Urgent help please.
Subject: RE: Licensing Bill UK - Urgent help please.
So it's ping-pong time. Here is the fax number for the Peers Lobby in the House of Lords so we can send the messages asking them to dig in their heels : 020 7219 5979.

And here is a link for sending faxes via your PC - from anywhere. Remember Peers don't have constituents, so faxes from foreign parts should get read as well.

It means that Opposition peers will have another go at a small events exemption when the Bill returns to the Lords on Thursday 03 July (not this Thursday as originally proposed).

This is our only chance!............But it must be stressed that should we lose the vote in Lords - we are dead in the water.

So we must work and not simply trust and rely on the Lords goodwill to survive all the Government pressure that will be placed on them to allow the Bill to pass. And quickly - for if the Lords do carry on and the Commons don't compromise - The Government's whole Bill will run out of time and fall.

Personally I think that to be the very best option but it is most unlikely that this Government will allow this to happen.