§ MR. CHARLES ROBERTS (Lincoln)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the case of the Sun Inn, Holywell, the licence of which, though taken out, has not been used for the purpose of sale for the last six years, but which it is now attempted to revive by means of repeated applications for transfer; and whether, in view of the decision in Reg. v. Gotham (1898), he would consider the desirability of drawing the attention of clerks of justices to the necessity of preventing such revival of licences declared by the Courts to be extinct.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
I gathered from the newspaper cuttings with which my hon. friend has been good enough to furnish me that the question of the transfer of this licence is still under the consideration of the Bench, who are aware of the decision in the case referred to in the Question. I do not think it would be expedient for me to attempt to advise magistrates' clerks on this subject.