§ SIR EDWARD SASSOON (Hythe)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can state with respect to The Licensing Act, 1904, how many licences have been extinguished since it came into force, and how many new licences have been sold at the monopoly value under the Act.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The volume entitled "Licensing Statistics, 1905" [Cd. 2961], and published last year, contained full information as to the operation of The Licensing Act, 1904, in the year 1905. In that volume 514 licences are shown as having been refused in 1905 under the Act of 1904, and forty-seven licences as having been granted and confirmed under the new provisions of Section 4 of that Act. A similar volume for 1906 is now in active preparation, and will, I hope, be ready for publication shortly.