HC Deb 28 January 1969 vol 776 cc317-8W
Mr. Clark Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) when he expects to introduce legislation implementing the recommendations contained in the Second Report of the Guest Committee; and why there has been delay;

(2) if he will introduce legislation in accordance with the Guest Committee Report, to replace the Licensing Appeal Court by the Sheriff Court.

Mr. Ross

I do not contemplate early legislation on the Second Guest Report. The basic system of licensing courts, which the Guest Committee recommended should continue, is in any case likely to require examination in the light of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Local Government.