§ 58. Mr. GROVES
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that the 1825 Act dealing with the manufacture and sale of tobacco and cigars imposes a condition upon licensees that the name of the trader must be exhibited over the main entrance of the premises at which such goods are sold; whether his attention has been called to the increasing practice of disregarding the terms of the Act, inasmuch as many persons holding licences do not display their names as provided by the Act; and whether in future issues of licences instructions will be plainly given that the conditions must be complied with?
I am not aware that the requirements of the law are not being met by traders to whom the provisions of the Act referred to by my hon. Friend are applicable, but if he will furnish me with any information on the subject of which he may be in possession I will cause inquiries to be made. I regret that I cannot see my way to adopt the suggestion made in the concluding part of my hon. Friend's question, as I am advised that the mere taking out of a tobacco dealer's licence does not necessarily carry with it the obligation to exhibit a signboard.