§ MR. MOORE (Armagh, N.)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, if, to prevent the technical disqualification of justices at licensing sessions by reason merely of their being railway shareholders, he will consider the advisability of extending to Ireland Section 12 of the Licensing Act of 1902.
(Answered by Mr. Asquith.) The matter is not one which could be properly dealt with by the Licensing Bill of the present Session, the operation of which will be confined to England and Wales; but I have no doubt that my right hon. friend the Chief Secretary for Ireland will give the suggestion due consideration if and when an opportunity arises for reform of the licensing law with respect to Ireland.