§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of(a) public houses and (b) other licensed properties in (i) 1980, (ii) 1985, (iii) 1990 and (iv) 1994. 
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The available information on licensed premises is published in table 1 of the Home Office "Statistical Bulletin", issue 4/93, "Liquor Licensing Statistics, England and Wales, July 1991-June 1992", a copy of which is in the Library. Information on 557W liquor licensing is collected only once every three years on the licences in force in the year of collection and in the previous year.