HC Deb 10 July 1985 vol 82 c451W
Mr. Robert Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what research he has undertaken to determine the number of extra jobs provided in Scotland as a result of the change in the licensing laws.

Mr. Ancram

While there is reason to suppose that the more relaxed regime introduced by the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 has led to an increase in employment possibilities, no formal research has been undertaken into this aspect of the change in licensing laws.