HC Deb 24 July 1996 vol 282 cc614-5W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the organisations to which the document "Proposed Changes to the Liquor Licensing Legislation to Extend Permitted Hours on Friday and Saturday Nights", has been distributed; and if he will make a statement on the measures he has taken to consult the public on this issue. [39071]

Mr. Kirkhope

The organisations to which I sent the consultation paper were detailed in the reply I gave on 19 June to a question from the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mrs. Taylor) at columns466–67. I also sent copies to each hon. Member and issued a press release. Publication was widely reported in national and local newspapers and in the trade press. I have made it clear that I welcome comments from any individual or organisation.