HC Deb 07 December 1936 vol 318 cc1654-5W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the large number of registered clubs, in the West End of London in particular, which arrange their hours of supply of liquor for periods when it is not available in licensed premises in the same area; and whether he can issue a statement showing the numbers of clubs in England and Wales which select as their permitted hours times other than those laid down for licensed premises situated in the same area?


As the hon. Member is aware, the permitted hours in a club are fixed, within certain limits, by the rules of the club. I understand that in the case of clubs in the West End of London, a large proportion have, in fact, fixed hours which differ in varying degrees from those fixed by the licensing justices for licensed premises in the same districts. I regret that the further information asked for by the hon. Member is not available.