HC Deb 13 December 1928 vol 223 c2351W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the number of special licensing permits granted in the Metropolitan Police area; whether he is aware that some establishments are almost regularly in receipt of special permits extending the licensing hours; and whether he will consider the advisability of making regulations which will bring the issue of these permits within the official cognisance of the licensing justices?


The answer to the first two paragraphs of the question is in the affirmative. It is a difficult matter to which I pay constant attention. As regards the third part of the question, I have no power to make regulations in this matter. If a change in the powers is to come about it will need legislation.