HC Deb 27 January 1959 vol 598 c95W
74. Mr. Gibson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the representations made to the Government by the London County Council, as well as by the metropolitan boroughs, concerning the inadequacy of present legislation to prevent the growth of undesirable clubs; and what action the Government propose to take to deal with the matter, whether administratively or by the introduction of legislation.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am giving careful consideration to these representations in consultation with the Commissioner of Police, who continues to keep a close watch on undesirable clubs in London and to take action in appropriate cases. I can hold out no prospect at present of Government legislation on the highly controversial topic of registered clubs.