§ MR. HANDEL COSSHAM (Bristol, E.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the Go- 157 vernment could obtain and give the House a Return of the number of public-houses owned by brewers in half-a-dozen typical towns in England and Wales?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY Of STATE (Mr. STUART-WORTLEY) (Sheffield, Hallam)
(who replied) said, he was afraid that the Return could not be granted, because if the information could be obtained it would not be of a reliable character.
§ MR. HANDEL COSSHAM
said, he had been able to obtain the information from the Mayor of Bath, and asked if it could not be obtained from other towns?
§ [No reply.]