§ Mr. MARKHAM
asked if the right hon. Gentleman can say the total membership in the year 1908 of the 7,133 registered clubs in England and Wales, and the increase of clubs and membership since the passing of the Licensing Act, 1902, to the end of the year 1908?
§ Mr. GLADSTONE
As I stated in reply to questions on 27th July and on 18th of last month by the Hon. Member for the Tamworth Division, I am not in possession of figures showing the membership of registers clubs in England and Wales. 1300 The increase in the number of these clubs between 1st January, 1904, and 1st January, 1908, is shown in the Licensing Statistics to be 762, and it is estimated that by the end of 1908 there was a further increase of 220. This figure will be verified when the volume for 1909 is prepared.