HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 c2056W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the decisions of the Stipendiary's Court at Pontypridd and the Borough Magistrates' Courts at Leek and Banbury that the provisions of the Licensing Act, 1910, which permits a licence-holder to entertain his bona fide friends after closing time and to treat them in non-permitted hours to alcoholic liquor, does not apply to managers of licensed premises, although their home is on such licensed premises; and whether he will introduce a short Amendment Bill to remove this distinction?


My attention has been called to these cases, but I regret that I am not prepared to introduce legislation on this subject.