§ 44. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received suggesting amendments of the Scottish Licensing Act of 1903; and what is the policy of his Department on the subject?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Skelton)
Many suggestions have from time to time been received for amendment of the Licensing (Scotland) Acts, and it is not possible to describe these within the limits of a reply to a Parliamentary question. All representations received are considered, but my right hon. Friend cannot hold out any prospect of legislation on the subject of licensing in the near future.
§ Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
Is it not the case that recently the Glasgow Corporation passed a resolution by a majority of 10 to one, 66 votes to six, that this 956 licensing question should be transferred from the magistrates to a commission, and does not that indicate that something should be done in this direction?
§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
Is the Under-Secretary aware that, although the Glasgow Corporation passed their resolution, that it in no way represents the feeling of Scotland?