HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 cc213-4W
Ms Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria govern the issue of licences to sell alcohol to garages and petrol stations. [28310]

Mr. George Howarth

Garages, defined as premises which are primarily used to sell petrol or to sell or maintain motor vehicles, are disqualified from holding a liquor licence. For any other premises, applications must be made in the usual way to licensing justices. They must be satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person, and they are not rosericted in what they may take into account when deciding an application.