HC Deb 17 March 1960 vol 619 cc1465-6
24. Mr. W. R. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent his proposals for amending the licensing laws in respect of clubs have been circulated to church and temperance organisations.

Mr. Vosper

My right hon. Friend has consulted only organisations directly concerned with the constitution and management of clubs; but if any other bodies such as church or temperance organisations wish to comment on the present proposals he will gladly take account of their views.

Mr. Williams

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that reply, may I ask him to request the Home Secretary to keep the same association with these bodies on this issue as he had with them during his tenure of office at the Ministry of Education? Would not the right hon. Gentleman agree that the conversations he had with these bodies on those occasions were very successful and beneficial and that it might be to his advantage and to theirs if he continued consultations on this matter?

Mr. Vosper

I am sure that my right hon. Friend will bear that in mind. Meanwhile, if any of these organisations wishes to see a copy of the proposals, it can apply for one and it will be sent.