HC Deb 01 May 1888 vol 325 cc1043-4
MR. M'LAREN (Cheshire, Crewe)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether his attention has been called to the two Resolutions passed by the Mile End Old Town Board of Guardians and Vestry, in the Tower Hamlets, protesting against the clauses of the Local Government Bill which provide for the payment of compensation to publicans whose houses may be closed; and, whether he will take these expressions of opinion into his consideration before the Licensing Clauses of the Local Government Bill are reached in Committee? He wished to be allowed to state that the reason he had put the Question was that these two Boards represented the constituency of the right hon. Gentleman.

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

They used to do so; they do not now. Any expressions of opinion in reference to the Local Government Bill which I receive are considered by me. The hon. Member probably will not contend that the feeling expressed on the part of a Board of Guardians of any particular parish has any special weight in connection with a question such as that of the compensation proposed in the Local Government Bill.