54. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Home Secretary if, in view of the continuance of restrictions imposed upon clubs during the War, he proposes to take any action this Session, whether by introducing legislation or otherwise, to deal with the matter?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)
I have no power to do 235 anything in this connection without legislation, and my hon. and gallant Friend will recognise that, as the Prime Minister has said, legislation is out of the question this Session.
Is my right hon. Friend aware that this reply will cause grave disappointment in many quarters? How does he reconcile his championship of the young lady voter with his continuing affection for old D.O.R.A.
§ Captain GARRO-JONES
Does the right hon. Gentleman not think that it would be better to resolve the uncertainty which exists on this question and to say, once and for all, that no legislation can be expected.