§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state approximately the value of the licensed premises to which the Bill before the House applies; the maximum capitalised amount that could be raised by quarter sessions for the purpose of closing specified licensed premises; the approximate extra value that would be given to the licensed premises remaining by the decreased competition and by the absolute fixity of tenure secured for a long period.
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKERS-DOUGLAS, Kent, St. Augustine's)
I am afraid I am no more able now than I was a few days ago†, when the hon. MemberSee page 163.470 asked me the same Question, to give him any such figures as he desires.