HC Deb 07 March 1923 vol 161 cc546-7W

asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the number of licensed clubs in England, Scotland, and Wales in 1913 and in 1922?


I presume the hon. and gallant Member is referring to clubs registered (not licensed) under the Licensing Acts. On 1st January, 1913, there were 8,200 such clubs in England and 257 in Wales; on 1st January, 1922, the figures were 10,358 and 305 respectively. As regards Scotland, I have referred the question to my Noble Friend, and am asked to say on his behalf that in 1913 there were 613 registered clubs, and in 1921 511, and that the figures for 1922 are not yet available.