§ MR. TATTON EGERTON (Cheshire, Knutsford)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, taking into consideration that there is no power or authority to deal with buildings not licensed but used for public performances, he will advise Her Majesty's Government to bring in a Public Bill constituting an authority who shall have the same powers over unlicensed, but public, buildings as is at present exercised under the Act 41§ 42 Vict. s. 32, and to include a definition of the meaning of the word "public "building?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I understand that this question is now engaging the attention of a Committee of the Metropolitan Board of Works, who are the constituted authority to carry the Metropolitan Management Act into effect. Any representation which they may address to me will receive my best attention; but I can hold out no prospect of Her Majesty's Government being able to legislate on the subject this Session.