HC Deb 20 March 1923 vol 161 c2375W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the difficulty of defining the words "special occasions," in Section 57 of the Licensing Act, 1910, and extended in the First Schedule of the Licensing Act, 1921; and will he consider the desirability of issuing a Circular to the Licensing Justices as a guidance to them in deciding what are special occasions?


My right hon. Friend is aware that the duties of Justices under Section 57 of the Licensing Act of 1910 often involve difficult decisions; but the decisions must depend so closely on the particular facts of the cases that he does not think that he can usefully attempt to guide the Justices by any general Circular.