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Thread #53071   Message #859358
Posted By: The Shambles
05-Jan-03 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: kim howells does it again (PEL)
Subject: RE: kim howells does it again
He certainly has a sense of drama and of sheer bare faced cheek, as the following demonstrates.

Dr. Howells: I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will know that, for a long time, the Conservative Government had a chance to get rid of the rule that has existed for 40 years which says that churches inside London have to apply for and receive a licence for the playing and singing of secular music. I hear what he says, but I hope that he will accept that we do not need lessons from the Conservative party on getting rid of the regulations.

This to justify why he was proposing in his Bill, not that that his Government were to be credited with getting rid of this rule, but that the licesing requirement for concerts in London churches, which he critises the Tories for not scrapping, should be extended to the rest of England and Wales!