HC Deb 09 March 1891 vol 351 cc485-6
MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, with the view of preventing the multiplication of "tied houses" in the various parts of the country, the Government will consider the advisability of calling the attention of the Licensing Authorities to the recently issued Return with respect to On-Licences, in which will be found the number of persons in each district, and the names of such persons who are on the register as owners of two, three, four, and any greater number of premises in respect of which On-Licences have been granted, with the number of such licences attached to each name?


I am not aware that the Legislature has ever laid down a policy to be observed against the system of "tied houses," nor am I in possession of information to show that this system has produced any such mischief as to call for the interference of Government. It is for the Licensing Justices, who know the circumstances of their own district, to take such action as they think necessary.