David Cameron has given the British public a liquid present to help celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Pubs will be able to keep the drinks flowing for longer on 10 and 11 June as opening hours are extended to coincide to mark the monarch's special day.
The Conservative leader announced the measure during Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) on 23 March, after Tory MP Andrew Stephenson praised George Osborne's decision to freeze alcohol duty on beer and cider. "What more can he do to help this vital part of the economy?" Stephenson asked.
Cameron replied: "We have seen in budget after budget this government supporting the pub industry as such an important part of our economy and such an important part particularly of rural communities.
"I can make one announcement today, which is subject to the usual conditions, we will be extending pub opening hours on the 10 and 11 June this year to mark Her Majesty The Queen', 90th birthday."
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