§ MR. FETHERSTONHAUGH (Fermanagh, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is yet in a position to state if the Irish Government intend to introduce during the next session a Bill for the reform of the Irish licensing laws; if not yet in such a position, can he say at about what period of the present session he will be able to make a definite pronouncement on the subject, as the need for amendment of the law is far more urgent than in England.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. CHERRY,) Liverpool, Exchange
My right hon. friend the Prime Minister recently informed the hon. and learned Member that the Government cannot make any pledges 1379 as to the introduction of licensing legislation for Ireland next session. I regret that I am not at present in a position to add anything to that answer.