HC Deb 21 June 1976 vol 913 cc381-2W
Sir John Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will publish the number of public house certificates, hotel certificates and restricted hotel certificates now valid in each district or island authority in Scotland.

Mr. Harry Ewing

The most recently published figures are contained in Table 16 of Civil Judicial Statistics for 1974 (Cmnd. 6199) but these relate to the old local authority areas. Complete figures for 1975 are not yet available. They will be published in the Civil Judicial Statistics for 1975.

Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many letters his Under-Secretary of State with special responsibility for licensing, the hon. Member for Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth (Mr. Ewing) has received from the general public, as opposed to organisations about the Sunday opening of public houses.

Mr. Harry Ewing

Since the statement in the House on the Clayson Report by the then Secretary of State on 28th October 1975, 137 letters on Sunday opening have been received in the Scottish Office from the general public, 97 of which were in favour of the Sunday opening of public houses and 40 of which were against.

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