HC Deb 09 May 1904 vol 134 cc745-6

To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he will grant a Return showing the numbers of licences withdrawn in Scotland for causes other than misconduct in each year since 1880.

(Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.) Such information as is available on the subject of the number of licences granted and refused in Scotland will be found in the annual volumes of the Judicial Statistics issued since 1897. It does not include particulars as to the grounds of withdrawal; and, as the licensing au thorities are not required to state their grounds, it would be impracticable to obtain them with any certainty, and I am not prepared to grant the Return.