HC Deb 07 June 1928 vol 218 cc314-5
2. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the principal registration authorities in Great Britain have notified him of their support of the resolution passed by the London County Council on 27th February, 1927, asking that the Theatrical Employers Registration Act of 1925 should be amended on the lines identical with the powers of control now possessed by the Linden County Council over threatrical agents; and whether, in view of the difficulty experienced in operating this Act and the fact that neither the registration authorities nor the police are empowered to enforce its penal provisions, he will consider the introduction of an amending Act which will enable the registration authorities, where they are justified, to incur the necessary expenditure in undertaking proceedings under that Act?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson - Hicks)

Seven registration authorities under the Theatrical Em- ployers Registration Act, 1925, have written to the Home Office in support of the resolutions passed by the London County Council in February, 1927, regarding the amendment of the Act. I understand that steps are being taken to introduce in another place a Bill dealing with this matter, and if there is no opposition I hope that it may be possible to secure its passage.


Will the right hon. Gentleman give us the names of those authorities if I give him notice?


Oh, yes.

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