HC Deb 18 February 1982 vol 18 c188W
17. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider other means of controlling the growth of sex shops than by licensing.

Mr. Raison

We have considered carefully all the possible options and we are satisfied that the proposals now contained in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill provide the most acceptable means of controlling these establishments effectively.