§ MR. BOTTOMLEY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will state the total number of clubs which have been struck off the register under the provisions of the Act of 1902, and how many of these were struck off on the ground that there was frequent drunkenness on the club premises.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE,) Leeds, W.
The number of clubs struck off the registers under the Licensing Act of 1902 are given in the Annual Volumes of Licensing Statistics, and are as follows:—In the year 1903, sixty-seven; in 1904, seventy-three; in 1905, sixty two; in 1906, forty-one; and in 1907, seventy-eight. As regards the lattor part of the Question, I can only repeat the Answer which I gave the hon. Member for the Skipton Division of Yorkshire, to the effect that I do not possess information as to the grounds on which the clubs were struck off, and I regret I do not see my way to obtaining it.