HC Deb 30 May 1907 vol 175 cc52-3

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state the total number of excise licences issued for the years ended 31st March, 1905, 31st March, 1906, and 31st March, 1907, in England and Wales, authorising the sale of intoxicating liquors by retail on the premises, and the numbers in each year authorising such consumption on the premises under the following heads, viz., publicans; retailers of beer, cider, and perry; retailers of beer and wine; retailers of cider and perry; retailers of wine; and sweets retailers (not publicans), excluding in all cases occasional licences;

Licences to Vendors of Intoxicating Liquors. Year ended 31st March
1905. 1906. 1907.
Publicans 66,239 65,990 65,853
Retailers of beer, cider, and perry. 28,522 28,096 27,433
Retailers of beer and wine 4,845 4,756 4,711
Retailers of cider and perry 82 78 78
Retailers of wine 297 288 306
Sweets retailers (not publicans) 1,045 991 934
Total number of "on" licences. 101,030 100,199 99,315
Publicans (part year) included in above figures 292 236 206