HC Deb 13 May 1925 vol 183 c1858
Captain BENN

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is in a position to state the constitution of the Committee to be appointed to inquire into the different systems of disinterested management of licensed houses and, in particular, the licensing system in Carlisle; whether he can give the House the terms of reference and whether the Committee will be so constituted as to ensure that the different views held on this subject shall be fairly represented?


The first and second parts of this question were dealt with in the answer given to the hon. Member for the Westhoughton Division of Lancashire and to the hon. and gallant Member for North Cumberland on 11th instant. As regards the last part, I can only say that it will be the endeavour of the Government to secure the services of impartial persons who will command general confidence


When will the hon. Gentleman be in a position to announce the names of the Committee?


I should think in a very few days' time