HC Deb 15 June 1937 vol 325 c181
22. Mr. J. J. Davidson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent local authorities exercise powers under the Scottish Local Veto Act to establish or allow licensed premises at fairs, show-grounds, or exhibitions in areas where the people have voted no licence?

The Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Wedderburn)

While the general returns furnished by licensing courts do not specifically relate to Temperance Act areas, I understand from inquiries made that comparatively few hotel or restaurant certificates under Section 3 (1) of that Act or special permissions under Section 4o of the Licensing (Scotland) Act, 1903, have been granted in no-licence areas.

Mr. Davidson

Can I have an assurance from the hon. Gentleman, on behalf of the Secretary of State, that any applications for licences in respect of shows or exhibitions of this kind in areas where the people have voted "dry" will be examined very carefully, in view of the desire of the people in the area?

Mr. Wedderburn

They are examined carefully.