Oral Answers to Questions — Licensed Clubs.

– in the House of Commons on 21st March 1929.

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Photo of Dr Thomas Watts Dr Thomas Watts , Manchester, Withington

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asked the Home Secretary the present position with regard to the request of the clubs for a restoration of their pre-War privileges?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

Nothing could be done in respect to the statutory obligations on clubs except by legislation, which, as my hon. Friend will realise, cannot be undertaken at present.

Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is grave dissatisfaction throughout all these clubs at the present state of the law, and will he, when he comes back to power, take an early opportunity of amending it?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

I have already prepared and submitted to my colleagues in the Cabinet a memorandum on the whole licensing question without any bias from my personal point of view, and when we come back to power the matter will be taken into consideration.

Photo of Mr Robert Taylor Mr Robert Taylor , Lincoln

What year does the right hon. Gentleman expect that to be?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

I think we can do it soon after the 30th May this year.