§ MR. RAPHAEL (Derbyshire, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will grant a Return of the number of clubs selling alcoholic liquor registered in each petty sessional division in England and Wales, stating the number of such clubs registered since 1st January, 1905, and the number of such clubs which are owned by individuals and by the members collectively.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
The number of clubs selling alcoholic liquor registered in each petty sessional division and borough in England and Wales is given in the volume of "Licensing Statistics," which is now published annually. The total number registered on the 1st January, 1905 was 6,554. The statistics for 1906 are in course of preparation. I have no information showing how many of these clubs are proprietary clubs and how many are owned by the members, and there is no power to require such information to be furnished. It is doubtful whether such a requirement, if enacted, could be properly enforced, but that is a point I will consider.