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England and Scotland followers might get the prospect to rejoice victory or drown their sorrows effectively into the evening as an order to increase licensing hours through the Euros has handed a last hurdle.

The modification to the Licensing Act 2003 (UEFA European Football Championship Licensing Hours) will prolong gross sales of alcohol if both England or Scotland attain the semi-final or the ultimate of the Euros, which means premises will likely be allowed to stay open till 1am with out having to inform the licensing authority.

Having handed by means of the House of Lords at present, the order wants solely the constitutional formality of royal assent to come back into power.

Conservative peer Lord Sharpe of Epsom, advised the Lords: “So much of the business at the Home Offices is difficult, so it gives me particular pleasure that my last outing basically enables people to get properly on the lash.”

Lord Sharpe added: “My Lords, please drink responsibly.”

He stated: “And as I hope Your Lordships will agree, the progression of England and Scotland, or both, to the late stages of the competition would represent just such an occasion.

“Should that occur folks will need to come collectively in celebration and assist of the house nation groups.”

Lord Sharpe said that during a Home Office consultation, more than 80 percent of respondents were in favour of the extended licensing.

He added: “However, it could be remiss of me to not point out that the police usually are not in favour of extending licensing hours given the potential for elevated dysfunction.”

The extended hours will only apply if England or Scotland make it through to the semi-final or final of the Euros, and only on the day those teams play.

They also will not apply to businesses that sell alcohol to be consumed off premises such as supermarkets and off-licences.

Emma McClarkin, Chief Exec of British Beer and Pub Association, welcomed the order soon to be made live, she said: “Short of being in stadiums, nothing comes close to the experience of watching the Euros live in a pub, soaking in the atmosphere and sharing a beer with friends, and we hope everyone will support not only England and Scotland this summer but also their local, the historic institution that is Great British pub.

“It will not escape the discover of British soccer followers that in relation to beer obligation they’re at all times dropping out to our European opponents as now we have the second highest price in Europe and twelve occasions dearer in comparison with Euros hosts Germany.

“So we’re calling on politicians to stage the taking part in subject and urge a brand new authorities to introduce a fiscal and regulatory framework that helps the British beer and pub sector.”