§ Mr. Probert
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences have been granted to restaurants and grocery shops as a result of the Licensing Act, 1961.
§ Mr. Ennals
No separate figures are available for restaurants licensed before 1st November, 1961, when the provisions of the Licensing Act, 1961 introducing the new restaurant (and combined residential and restaurant) licences came into force. Figures for such licences granted in England and Wales and in Wales and Monmouthshire are, as at 30th June in each year:215W
The figures for off-licences given in reply to a previous Question today by my hon. Friend include off-licences granted to grocery shops, but separate figures for these are not available.