6 AUGUST 1921, Page 2

In the early hours of Wednesday morning the Licensing Bill

passed its final stages in the House of Commons. It went to the Lords as virtually an agreed measure, since the alterations were slight. The chief change is that outside London the hours of opening are to be eight, instead of eight being a maximum number liable to local reduction. The case for tho bona-fide traveller failed, and he remains buried.