Recall Parliament to open pubs for Lionesses World Cup Final

17 Aug 2023


The Liberal Democrats have urged the Government to recall Parliament to pass legislation allowing pubs to serve alcohol from 10am, in time for England's Lionesses appearance in the World Cup Final. 

Many pub licences across the country have restrictions banning venues from serving alcohol until midday on a Sunday; England will kick off against Spain at 11am UK time. 

The Liberal Democrats are calling for MPs to be recalled to pass a last-minute change to legislation bringing forward the time all pubs across the country are allowed to serve alcohol, to 10am.   

Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Daisy Cooper MP said:

"This is an open goal for the government. The Lionesses have made history by reaching the final, it’s only right that people across the country can come together and show their full support on Sunday.

“MPs should get down to Westminster tomorrow and score a last minute winner for our pubs and the Lionesses."






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