§ Mr. Ammon
asked the Home Secretary whether the police authorities in London have taken any action in respect of the increased performance of plays in premises licensed and ordinarily used for the sale of liquor; and whether, as this constitutes an infringement of several statutes or rules made thereunder, namely, Section 2 (1) of the Music and Dancing Licences (Middlesex) Act, 1894, Section 51 of the Public Health Acts (Amendment) Act, 1890, rules made by the London County Council concerning entertainment licences, Section 12 of the Metropolis Management Act, 1878, and Section 55 (2) of the London County Council (General Powers) Act, 1935, he will draw the attention of the police and of the licensing justices to any or all of these provisions?1308W
§ Mr. Peake
My right hon. Friend is not aware of any increased performance of plays in premises ordinarily used for the sale of intoxicating liquor. The provisions of the Acts quoted do not refer directly to stage plays, but the attention of the police is already drawn to those provisions, and any breach of them which comes to the notice of the police is reported to the local authority which enforces the statute or rules infringed. No action on the part of my right hon. Friend appears to be necessary.