HC Deb 24 November 1942 vol 385 c655
42. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why three clubs were closed by the police on Wednesday, 28th October; can he name the clubs; and how long they are to be closed for?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Peake)

On the date in question three places—none of which was a club—were closed by an Order of the Commissioner of Police under the provisions of paragraph (1) of Defence Regulation 42c on evidence that there was drunkenness on the premises. Two of these places, known as "The Twelve" and "The New Tatler" have been closed for one year and the third known as "The Straight Away" for two years.