HC Deb 27 April 1888 vol 325 c750

asked the President of the Local Government Board, How grocers' licences will be dealt with, as regards compensation, under the Local Government Bill?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

The Licensing Committee will have power to refuse renewal of all licences for the sale of intoxicating liquors. Grocers will be entitled to claim compensation under the Bill; and the measure of the compensation will be the difference of the value of the premises with and without the licence.