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DRUG CLUB CLOSEDOWN BILL GETS SECOND READING

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Conservative MP Barry Legg's bill, giving local authorities the power to close down clubs where drugs have been fou...
Conservative MP Barry Legg's bill, giving local authorities the power to close down clubs where drugs have been found, has its second reading in the Commons today, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

Mr Legg told the programme his bill would reduce the time it takes for a council to close down clubs.

Once the police made a report to the local authority that there was a serious drugs problem at the club, 'the local authority would have to consider that report, come up with its reasons and then close the club down.'

He said a club could still appeal, but would have to stay closed while the appeal went through.
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