HC Deb 11 May 1925 vol 183 cc1442-3

asked the Home Secretary whether it has been decided to set up a Committee to examine. and report on the subject of State management of licensed premises; and, if so, will he state the terms of reference and the personnel of the Committee?

63. Captain HOWARD

asked the Home secretary if he can tell the House what are the terms of reference of the Committee of Inquiry set up by the Government to report on the State Management (Liquor Control) scheme at Carlisle?


I will answer these questions together. It the intention of the Governm.3nt to institute an inquiry into systems of disinterested management of licensed premises, including State management at Carlisle and elsewhere. The terms of reference will be as follows: To consider the several systems of disinterested management of public houses which have been put into practice, whether in connection with private enterprise or otherwise, and to report whether the experience already gained affords grounds for the development of any such system by an amendment of the Licensing Laws. My right hon. Friend is not yet in a position to announce the personnel of the Committee


When the hon. Gentleman says "Carlisle and elsewhere," does he mean Carlisle and elsewhere outside this country?


'Elsewhere "means, for instance, at Gretna and in the Cromartie district.