HC Deb 07 July 1987 vol 119 cc95-6W
Mr. Colvin

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he intends to review the laws relating to granting off-licences, with a view to requiring applicants to prove that existing facilities are inadequate.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

We have no present plans to do so. It is already open to the licensing justices, when considering an application for a new off-licence, to take into account the number of licensed outlets in the area.