More MPs call for ban on pub glasses

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More MPs call for ban on pub glasses
Another MP has started a campaign which aims to rid pubs and clubs of glass containers after 11pm. Labour MP for Cardiff North Julie Morgan this week...

Another MP has started a campaign which aims to rid pubs and clubs of glass containers after 11pm.

Labour MP for Cardiff North Julie Morgan this week submitted an Early Day Motion (EDM) which was signed by 44 MPs, urging "all local authorities to impose mandatory use of plastic glasses and bottles in licensed premises open after 11pm".

very considerable disfigurement, distress and costs of injuries​Labour MP for Cardiff North Julie Morgan's EDM

Morgan's EDM calls for "local authorities to introduce financial incentives, such as money-back schemes for glass recycling".

It also urges the British Standards Institution to develop manufacturing standards for toughened glass.

Morgan's EDM condemns the "very considerable disfigurement, distress and costs of injuries"​ which is inflicted with glasses and bottles in and around licensed premises, "including annual costs of more than £4m in criminal injury compensation awards."

Glasgow's licensing board recently sought to introduce a blanket ban on glass used in the city's pubs, but after protests from licensees, it settled for a ban on using glass after 12pm.

A separate EDM, which was submitted by North East Milton Keynes Tory MP Mark Lancaster on 4 December 2006, calling for glasses and bottles to be changed to plastic after 11pm, now has 38 signatures.

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