HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 cc1135-6W
Captain BOWYER

asked the Home Secretary whether under the existing Licensing Act, there is an appeal in the case of a county borough where a licence has been referred for compensation to any outside authority on the ground of redundancy; and whether, in that case, he will consider the advisability of granting in the coming Licensing Bill an appeal to Quarter Sessions in such cases?


I understand that the words "an appeal" in the first part of the question should read "no appeal" and that the question refers to the fact that in a county borough both the renewal authority, which refers licences for compensation, and the compensation authority, which finally decides what licences are to be extinguished, are composed of borough Justices. I doubt, as at present advised, the desirability of the suggestion that the final decision as to the licences which ought to be extinguished with compensation in a county borough should be taken out of the hands of the borough Justices and given to county Justices.