§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state approximately the value of the licensed premises to which the Bill before the House applies; the maximum capitalised amount that could be raised by quarter sessions for the purpose of closing specified licensed premises; the approximate extra value that would be given to the licensed premises remaining by the decreased contribution and by the absolute fixity of tenure secured for a long period.
* THE SECRETAEY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKEKS-DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
I find it extremely difficult to understand the precise meaning of the various parts of the Question: but, so far as I can see, it is impossible to produce any useful figures such as the hon. Member appears to desire.