HC Deb 12 February 1979 vol 962 cc761-2
2. Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are his statutory powers in relation to the liquor licensing laws in Wales.

The Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Barry Jones)

My right hon. and learned Friend has no such powers.

Mr. Knox

I accept that, but the Secretary of State must have an interest in this question. Does the Minister agree that great benefits would accrue to the people of Wales, and indeed to tourists in Wales, if the recommendations of the Erroll report on liquor licensing were implemented? Will the hon. Gentleman try to persuade the Home Secretary to introduce such legislation?

Mr. Barry Jones

The hon. Gentleman has raised a very sensitive subject. This is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary.