§ Mr. STUART-WORTLEY
asked the Home Secretary whether, in the case of the proposed order for earlier closing and later opening of licensed houses in the city of Sheffield for the sale of intoxicating liquors, he can, for the information of the inhabitants of the area affected, give the text of the order made on 11th November by the licensing committee and submitted by them to him for his confirmation under the Intoxicating Liquor (Temporary Restriction) Act. 1914?1510W
§ Mr. McKENNA
I give below the text of the order. In response to urgent requests made to me from Sheffield I suspended consideration of this order, so far as it required my approval, until the representations against it, which I was informed were being prepared, should reach me. They were received on the 24th instant, and I have referred them to the justices for their observations. In the meantime the justices have made a fresh order, to come into operation on the 30th instant, embodying so much of their original order of the 11th instant as does not require my approval. The text of the order of the 11th instant is as follows:—
City and County Borough of Sheffield.
At a special meeting of the Licensing Justices for the said city and county borough of Sheffield, holden at the Court House, Sheffield, on the 11th day of November, 1914,
Upon the recommendation of the Chief Constable that it is desirable for the maintenance of order and the suppression of drunkenness in the said city and as a precautionary measure, the Licensing Justices for the said city and county borough, in pursuance of the powers conferred upon them by the said Act, do by this order hereby direct:—
That the sale or consumption of intoxicating liquor on the premises of any person holding any retailer's licence in the said city, and the supply or consumption of intoxicating liquor in any registered club in the said city, shall be suspended while this order is in operation during the following hours:—
Midnight until 11.30 a.m. and 9.30 p.m. until midnight on weekdays.
9.0 p.m. until midnight on Sundays.
They do hereby further direct that the following shall be excepted from this Order:—
First: The sale or consumption of intoxicating liquor to or by bonâ fide residents of hotels in the said city, and the supply or consumption of intoxicating liquor to or by bonâ fide residents of registered clubs in the said city; and
Secondly: The sale or consumption on licensed premises in the said city, and the supply or consumption in registered clubs in the said city between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. on weekdays of intoxicating liquor to or by persons other than females. 1511W And they do further direct that this Order shall come into operation on the 18th day of November, 1914, and shall remain in force until revoked by a subsequent Order under the said Act, or until the expiration of the said Act.
Given under the Official Seal of the Licensing Justices, which is hereto affixed under their authority by me.
(Signed) F. B. DINGLE.
Clerk to the Licensing Justices.