20. Mr. BECKETT
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to a Report of the London County Council Public Control Committee which urges him to amend the Theatrical Employers Registration Act, and points out that under the present Act the council is not empowered to enforce the Act's penal provisions; and whether he is considering amending the Act?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I understand from reports which I have seen in the Press that the London County Council are considering the question of asking me to introduce legislation to amend the Act, but the council's representations have not yet been received. When they are I shall, of course, consider them.
§ Colonel DAY
Is it not the fact that the same trouble has happened with licensing authorities with regard to the Act?