HC Deb 20 May 1903 vol 122 c1202
MR COHEN (Islington, E.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will grant a Return showing the number of years during which the licences had been held by the licencees in the cases where the renewal of the licence has been refused at the last brewster sessions, and showing the result where the licencee has appealed against the refusal of the magistrates.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers-Douglas.) The Return already issued of renewals of licences refused at the last licensing sessions will be completed by a supplementary Return showing the results of the appeals against such refusals. But to call upon the licensing justices' clerks to undertake the additional labour necessary in order to give the information asked for in the first part of the Question would impose upon them a burden which would not, in my opinion, be justified.