HC Deb 28 April 1908 vol 187 c1104

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that Clause 20 of the Licensing Bill restricts the opportunities of employment open to women and that there is no constitutional means whereby they can express their opinion on this proposal, he will move, in the event of the Bill passing its Second Reading, that this clause shall be given the freest possible discussion and publicity by being committed to a Committe of the Whole House.


I do not think it would be convenient at the present stage to anticipate the proposals I shall have to make when the Bill goes into Committee, but I fully appreciate the importance of Clause 20, and I will not lose sight of it when these proposals are under consideration.