HC Deb 04 November 1902 vol 114 c4
MR. GRETTON (Derbyshire, S.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, as promised, a circular pointing out to the police their duties in assisting publicans to keep the law has yet been issued.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers-Douglas.) I understand that the hon. Member has in mind a promise given by my right hon. friend, the present Chancellor of the Exchequer, with special reference to Section 4 of the Licensing Act, 1902. In pursuance of that promise, I have inserted in one of the circulars which I am about to issue on the Act a paragraph pointing out that the police should of course continue to assist licence-holders in keeping the law by warning the person in charge of the premises if they see a drunken person entering them, and by helping, at the request of the licence-holder or his agent, to expel from the premises any person who is drunk, quarrelsome, or disorderly.