§ MR. CAVE (Surrey, Kingston)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is now prepared to consider favourably any application by the Quarter Sessions of a county for his consent to the borrowing on the security of the compensation fund of any sums required for the purpose of paying compensation under the Licensing Act, 1904.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) In my Answer on this subject on 12th April last I gave an anticipated change in the law as my reason for limiting to the present year the period of repayment of loans applied for under the Act of 1904. In the absence of this reason I should, of course, not think it necessary to impose such a limit.