HC Deb 06 December 1911 vol 32 cc1529-30

As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.


I beg to move that the following new Clause be read a second time:—

Special Permission to Keep Open.

On a representation being made to any two members of the town council of a burgh or the county council of a county where Section eighty-two of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1903, is in operation by the occupier of any place for public refreshment within the burgh or the county, as the case may be, that it is intended that a special entertainment, whether of a public or of a private nature, is to take place therein during any specified time, such two members may grant such occupier a special permission in writing to open or to keep open such place, if it be a place for public refreshment registered under the Section aforesaid, beyond the hours prescribed by any bylaw under that Section applicable thereto or, if the place be not so registered beyond the hour of eight o'clock at night, for such time as such members may see fit to prescribe: provided that in the latter case such opening shall not be held to require the place to be registered as aforesaid.

Question put, and agreed to; Clause added to the Bill.