§ Sir W. Darling
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of licensed premises in England and Wales, respectively, having an on-licence only, an off-licence only and both an on-and off-licence.
§ Mr. Ede
The following table, which relates to the position at 31st December, 1947, gives the information available:
— Number of licensed premises having An off-licence only An on-licence England … 21,389 69,056 Wales … 459 4,176
An on-licence authorises off-sales also, except where an undertaking has been given, or a condition imposed, to the contrary. I am not in a position to say in how many cases this has occurred.