HC Deb 11 April 1935 vol 300 c1344W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the grant at Brewster Sessions of extended hours with regard to licensed premises, especially those in the Romford area, his attention has been called to the fact that a certain percentage of such premises come under the Metropolitan area and the rest under the local licensing authorities; and whether, to avoid conflict of hours, he will take steps to impose a uniform terminal hour for the closing of licensed premises?


The permitted hours for the sale of intoxicating liquor are fixed, both in London and elsewhere, by the licensing justices for each licensing district. The hours so fixed apply to all licensed premises in the district, and there is no overlapping of jurisdiction. I have no powers which would enable me to act on the suggestion in the second part of the question.