HL Deb 13 June 1872 vol 211 cc1665-6

Bill read 3a (according to Order).


moved the following new Clause to follow Clause 45:— Where the justices refuse to renew a license, and an appeal against such refusal is duly made, and such license expires before the appeal is determined, the Commissioners of Inland Revenue may, by order, permit the person whose license is refused to carry on his business during the pendency of the appeal upon such conditions as they think just; and, subject to such conditions, any person so permitted may, during the continuance of such order, carry on his business in the same manner as if the renewal of the license had not been refused. Where a license is forfeited on or in pursuance of a conviction for an offence, and an appeal is duly made against such conviction, the Court by whom the conviction was made may, by order, grant a temporary license to be in force during the pendency of the appeal upon such conditions as they think just.

Motion agreed to; Clause inserted.

THE EARL OF KIMBERLEY moved to insert as a separate paragraph at end of Clause 48— In a county the justices in quarter sessions assembled, and in a borough the borough justices, shall make rules in pursuance of which any person other than the owner interested in any licensed premises as mortgagee or otherwise shall be entitled on payment of such sum as may be specified in such rules to receive from the clerk to the licensing justices a similar notice to that which an owner of such premises is entitled to receive under this Act.


said, that before the Bill passed he wished to express his own feeling, and that of his noble Friends who acted with him, that their Lordships were much indebted to the noble Earl who had charge of the measure for the candid manner in which he had dealt with the House while the Bill was under discussion. There had been some points on which considerable difference of opinion existed; but the exceedingly pleasant manner in which the noble Earl had discussed these points had been the means of smoothing down difficulties. He thought it only due to the noble Earl that he should give public expression to his sense of the courteous way in which the Bill had been carried through that House.


said, he felt very much the kindness of the noble Duke and other noble Lords on the Opposition side. On the other hand, he must say that he and his Colleagues felt that if it had not been for the forbearance of the Opposition, they never could have carried the Bill through their Lordships' House.

Bill passed; and sent to the Commons.