§ MR. GIBB (Middlesex, Harrow)
I beg to ask the Prime Minister if he will lay upon the Table particulars of the cases referred to by him on the introduction of the Licensing Bill, in which considerable lump sums have been paid down as a condition of the grant of new licences, with an estimate of the licence value for one year in each case.
§ MR. ASQUITH
All available particulars as to the payments imposed on the grant of new licences under the Act of 1904 are shown in Table IV. of the Annual Volumes of Licensing Statistics. I may mention that sums varying from £1,500 to £9,000 have been charged. I have no information on which to base an estimate of the licence value for one year in any of the cases shown in the Tables.