§ Mr. DENVILLE
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the growing practice of departmental stores in London and the provinces of giving free entertainment to their customers; and whether, in view of the fact that these entertainments are often given under very congested circumstances, he can state what steps are taken to ensure that such entertainments are subjected to the same licensing and safety restrictions as entertainments in theatres and cinemas?
§ Sir J. SIMON
My attention had not been previously called to this matter, but I have ascertained that so far as London is concerned it is shortly to be examined by the London County Council. If my hon. Friend has information regarding such entertainments in provincial towns and will send it to me, I will consider the question of communicating with the local authorities concerned.