HC Deb 13 February 1941 vol 368 cc1542-3W
Flight-Lieutenant Ralph Etherton

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the question of renewal of justices on-licences in respect of premises which have been destroyed by enemy action is causing concern to benches of licensing justices; and whether, pending any other action which he may subsequently consider proper, he will give guidance as to what should be done on applications now pending for renewals of such licences, with a view to ensuring uniformity of action by licensing justices on the general principles involved throughout the country?

Mr. H. Morrison

I am aware that this Question has been the subject of some concern in certain cases and I appreciate the object of my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion, but I regret that I am not at present in a position to make a statement which would be helpful for the purpose which he has in view.