§ 1. Sir ROBERT THOMAS
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that many licensed houses are steadily deteriorating in regard to the provision of meals and refreshments other than alcoholic drinks; that commercial and other travellers are being increasingly inconvenienced by this; and will he issue a circular to licensing magistrates suggesting inquiries when renewals of licences are 2152 applied for into standard of facilities provided in this direction?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)
No, Sir; but if the hon. Member will let me have any information in his possession I will consider whether there is any action that I could usefully and properly take.