HC Deb 04 December 1906 vol 166 c750

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the case of the Marshgate Arms, Richmond, the licence of which was referred by the licensing authority in March, 1905, and refused subject to compensation in June, 1905, the compensation being settled by the Inland Revenue in January, 1906; whether he is aware that these licensed premises are now still open for sale owing to disputes among the parties interested over the division of the compensation money; and whether he will consider how best to shorten, by amending legislation, this procedure.


The licensed premises in question have hitherto remained open because the compensation money had not been determined. This determination has now, I understand, been practically finished, and only awaits the completion of the necessary formalities. The question of the procedure for assessing compensation will be very carefully considered in connection with the forthcoming Licensing Bill.