HC Deb 18 December 1933 vol 284 c918

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the value of the details previously given in the Annual Licensing Statistics, he will state the grounds upon which it was decided to curtail the information in this year's report; and whether he will consider restoring the information omitted this year in future issues of these statistics?


The volume of licensing statistics has been curtailed, in common with certain other annual publications of my Department, in order to effect economy both in printing costs and in the time of officials engaged in the preparation of the statistics. Although the bulk of the volume has been reduced, with a corresponding reduction in the price, it is believed that all material of general interest and importance has been retained; but I shall, of course, be ready to consider carefully any suggestions which may be made to me for the improvement of the volume.