§ Mr. O'DONNELL
asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been called to a recent decision in the High Court under the Licensing (Ireland) Act, 1906, by which it would appear to be illegal for an hotel proprietor to supply meals to a person staying at his hotel on a Sunday, as a hotel is a mixed business, while he may supply him with drink; and whether he will consider the desirability of immediately introducing an amending Bill?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
There has been no such decision as is suggested in the question. The effect of the judgment of the High Court in the case referred to was stated in the reply I gave to the hon. Member on the 15th ultimo, and I have nothing to add to the last paragraph of that reply as to the desirability of legislation in the matter.