HC Deb 03 August 1961 vol 645 cc214-5W
62. Mr. Corfield

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that within the area administered by the Bristol Licensing Planning Committee the acquisition of suspended licences by the principal breweries is resulting in a brewers' monopoly, making it virtually impossible for applicants wishing to operate licensed premises without any ties to any particular local brewery to obtain a licence; and whether he will amend the Licensing Planning Area (Added Areas) Order, 1957, in order to restore some degree of competition.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am aware of the case which my hon. Friend has in mind, but I do not think that it would be appropriate as yet to revoke the Order to which he refers.