HC Deb 12 February 1858 vol 148 cc1260-1

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary for the Home Department whether it is his intention to introduce any measure in the present Session to alter the system of Licensing Alehouses, Beerhouses, and other places of public resort, refreshment, and entertainment now in force, or for the better regulation of such houses and places?


said, that since last Session he had given considerable attention to the subject, and had been in communication with many persons connected with the great interests involved in it, and with others, who had given great attention to it on the score of morality. He was not at present, however, prepared to lay on the table a Bill embodying all the amendments which he thought necessary to improve the law. He hoped, however, before the end of the Session, to be able to introduce a Bill for the general regulation not only of public-houses but of other places of resort and entertainment, and, if possible, to combine with it an alteration in the present system of granting licences.

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