Rejected petition Scrap the 10pm shut-down for Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants and Cafe-Bars.

To use this curfew as a way of frightening people into behaving in a certain way, without any real purpose, is just Government bullying.

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Despite much searching and requests, I've yet to find any scientific evidence to support this ridiculous curfew. The bug is nasty, but to use it as a cover for social tinkering is just plain wrong. Let adults be adults, there are plenty of laws to deal with those who misbehave.

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue, or if the Petitions Committee has considered one in the last year.

Another petition on this issue has recently been referred to the Petitions Committee - Let pubs and bars trade, cancel the curfew:

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