§ MR. CAVE (Surrey, Kingston)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what applications have been received from compensation authorities for his sanction to the borrowing of money under the Licensing Act, 1904, for the purpose of accelerating the reduction of licences under that Act; in what cases such sanction has been refused or deferred; in what cases sanction has been granted; and what periods have been allowed for repayment of the loans sanctioned.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) On 26th February last, in a printed Answer to the hon. Member for Kidder minister, I gave details of twenty-one loam sanctioned under the Act of 1904 up to the end of January in the present year. Since that date I have sanctioned two loans, namely, Hertfordshire, £2,000 for the term of a year, and Dudley, £1,500 for six months. In three cases I have refused sanction, namely, Devonport, £150; Ripon, £600; and Bolton, £700.