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Alcohol Sales

Volume 173: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1990

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11.57 pm

I wish to present a petition on behalf of the Reverend E. M. Scott, minister of the Church of Scotland's St. Andrew's church of Port Glasgow, the session clerks and 309 members or adherents of St. Andrew's. It is a petition which I both support and commend to the House.

The petition is as follows:
The humble petition of members or adherents of St. Andrew's church, Port Glasgow, sheweth that they are seriously disturbed and wish to express their deep concern over the possibility of the introduction of legislation which would permit off-sales premises to open on Sundays, and would, in their opinion, further increase the growing problem of alcohol abuse in country.
Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House do note that the under-subscribed persons do hereby protest most vigorously against that section of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Bill 1990 which would permit the opening of off-sales premises from 12.30 pm to 10 pm on Sundays, or any other hour or hours on Sundays.
And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.