HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2781W

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that difficulties in the way of remodelling licensed houses on modern lines arc constantly raised by licensing magistrates opposed to the sale of liquor on principle and without any regard for public advantage or convenience; and whether he will consider whether legislation should be introduced to permit much-needed reforms to be introduced without hindrance?


I cannot subscribe to the general indictment of Licensing Justices contained in the first paragraph of the question; and the matter is not one on which the Government are prepared to undertake legislation at present.