§ Mr. GRETTON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if, in view of the fact that a Bill affecting clubs has passed a Second Reading and is to be considered by a Committee of this House, he will now cause the numbers of the membership of the clubs registered in accordance with the Licensing Consolidation Act, 1910, to be laid upon the Table of this House?
§ Mr. McKENNA
I am not in possession of figures relating to the membership of registered clubs. The question of collecting them has been considered several times by my predecessors and myself, on representations made by the hon. Member and otherwise, but the decision has always been that a compilation of the figures of membership supplied when clubs are registered would be of no value. I can find nothing in the Clubs Bill, which is to be considered by a Committee of this House, in connection with which such figures would be useful.