HC Deb 28 October 1908 vol 195 c277
SIR FRANCIS CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he has considered the shortness of time for discussion arising from the putting down of Clauses 18 and 19 of the Licensing Bill on Friday; whether he can arrange to bring the discussion on Clause 18 to a conclusion in time to allow of Clause 19 being discussed; and, if this is impracticable, whether he will put down on behalf of the Government an Amendment to secure the widely expressed wish of his supporters that the exclusion of children under sixteen from licensed bars should be made statutory instead of permissive.


The length of the discussion on Clause 18 is a matter which is in the control of the House, not of the Prime Minister. It is hoped that an opportunity will be found of dealing with Clause 19 before the Bill leaves the House, and I cannot put down the Amendment suggested at the present time.

MR. JESSE COLLINGS (Birmingham, Bordesley)

asked whether the right hon. Gentleman could put down an Amendment to exempt children of the poorer and working-classes who have no servants and no cellars.


replied that he should like notice of that Question.