§ MR. HOLT (Northumberland, Hexham)
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether, in view of the harm arising from the consumption of alcoholic stimulants previous to the commencement of work in the morning, he will consider the desirability of inserting in the Licensing Bill a clause giving to the licensing justices the power of requiring licensed premises to remain closed on week-days until 8 a.m.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE, Leeds, W.)
I beg to answer this Question on behalf of my right hon. friend. I cannot at the present stage undertake to put down an Amendment to the Bill in the sense desired by my hon. friend; but I am disposed to agree that it is a matter deserving of discussion, and I observe that he has an Amendment to Clause 20 on the Paper for the purpose.
§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, College)
Will the right hon. Gentleman say at what 487 hour of the day it is beneficial to take half-a-noggin?
§ [No Answer was returned.]