The History Of Liquor Licensing
Frank Cass and Co. Ltd.
8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. ix + [i] + 176 pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper. Ex Library copy with blank first free endpaper removed A history of national regulation of the drinks trade in England from the close of the fifteenth century. There was a conflict between the desire for social control and prevention of drunkenness on the one hand and the value of licensing as a source of revenue and the encouragement of the brewing and distilling industries on the other. Laxness of enforcement at some periods led to Parliament adopting a more restrictive policy of enforcement on other occasions; The Beer Act of 1830 leading to the opening of over 24,000 new beer shops in less than six months. The index includes a chronological list of relevant Acts of Parliament. The title in the Webb's Local Government was first published in 1903.
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