§ Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the increasing number of applications by supermarkets, self-service stores and tobacconists for licences to sell beer, wines and spirits; and what is his policy with regard to legislation to deal with the extension of the granting of off-licences into new fields of retail trading.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I am aware that such applications are being made. It is for the local licensing justices to decide whether or not to grant a licence for the sale of intoxicating liquor and I do not contemplate legislation to alter that.