§ Dr. SALTER
asked the Home Secretary the number of on-licensed public-houses that were closed by the justices on the grounds of redundancy and otherwise during 1934, and the number of new clubs registered for the sale of drink during the same year?
§ Sir J. SIMON
The number of on-licensed premises closed with compensation during 1934 was 305; in addition, the renewal of one publican's licence was refused without compensation. The number of new clubs registered during 1934 was 1,309. I should add that (according to provisional calculations) the net decrease in the number of on-licensed premises during that year was 426, and the net increase in the number of registered clubs was 358.