HC Deb 27 May 1946 vol 423 c148W
Mr. Harrison

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, owing to the recent reduction in the amount of alcoholic drink available to the public, he will take steps to regulate the opening of public houses in such a manner that the times of opening will be generally known and thereby avoid an extension of surreptitious backdoor admissions.

Mr. Ede

I fully endorse my hon. Friend's condemnation of back door admissions and I feel sure that any such practices will be reprobated by the trade organisations and by licensing justices as well as by the general public. Where special hours are arranged to suit local circumstances, publicity is, I believe, generally given to those arrangements.