HC Deb 06 March 1969 vol 779 cc143-4W
37. Mr. Barnett

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the increase in fees for music and dancing licences from 5s. to £5 under Section 51 of the 1890 Act applies to renewals and transfers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

The effect of the relevant provisions in the Act is not free from doubt. My right hon. Friend's own view—though he has no authority to determine a question of law—is that the fee payable on renewal is £5 and that on transfer is 5s.