HC Deb 20 December 1906 vol 167 c1686
MR. F. E. SMITH (Liverpool, Walton)

to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether, in view of the declared intention of His Majesty's Government to introduce a Licensing Bill next session, he can see his way to expedite the issue of Licensing Statistics, 1906, in continuation of Licensing Statistics, 1905 [Cd. 2961], issued in May, 1906.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) My Department has already made preparations for bringing out the volume of Licensing Statistics for 1906 at the earliest possible moment; but it has to be remembered that a great deal of the work on the volume cannot even be begun until after the end of the year. The work will be expedited as far as possible.