§ MR. CARLILE (Hertfordshire, St. Albans)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can give the figures showing the number of new licences granted, the number of licences reduced, and the total number in existence on the 31st March in each year from 1900 to 1908 inclusive.
§ * MR. HERBERT SAMUEL
All available information on the points mentioned by the hon. Member is given in the Annual Volumes of Licensing Statistics, and the Secretary of State thinks he will find substantially what he wants there. He may refer him to the tables given on page 6 in regard to new on-licences and the annual decrease in existing on licences and to the table on page 3 in regard to the numbers of on-licences existing in each year.