§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE,) Leeds, W.
In asking leave to introduce this Licensing Consolidation Bill I desire to inform the House that it is absolutely a Consolidation Bill. In the course of the consolidation a few minor defects in Licensing Law have been discovered and, according to precedent, will be dealt with in the Sixth Schedule of the Licensing Bill itself. This Bill will, I think, be of very considerable service to hon. Members in discussing the Licensing Bill. I beg to move.
§ Motion made and Question—"That leave be given to bring in a Bill to consolidate the Law relating to Justices' Licences for the sale by retail of intoxicating liquor"—put, and agreed to.
§ Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. Secretary Gladstone, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Solicitor-General, and Mr. Herbert Samuel.
§ Bill to consolidate the Law relating to Justices' Licences for the sale by retail of intoxicating liquor, presented accordingly, 1239 and read the first time; to be read a second time upon Monday next, and to be printed. [Bill 174.]