§ SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for North-West Norfolk, I beg to ask the Secretary 1648 of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that licensing justices who have incurred expenses in the work of referring licences to compensation authorities, or in supporting their objections before quarter sessions, have been rendered personally liable for such expenses; and whether, in dealing with the licensing question, he will endeavour to prevent their being so penalised for the discharge of duties imposed upon them by the Act of 1904.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
I am aware that one of the difficulties which confront licensing justices in the performance of their duties is the pecuniary liability to which they may be exposed. I have the point under consideration.