§ SIR W. LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to a business circular lately issued in London containing the following sentences:—Many licensed victuallers are now giving to their customers' children confectionery in the form of farthing novelties and they find it greatly increases their trade;784 and whether this is a legal system of business, or can in any way be prohibited' by law?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
The hon. Baronet has furnished me with a copy of this circular. I am advised that it is not contrary to law to propitiate customers by giving confectionery to their children. The hon. Baronet may derive consolation from the evidence which this practice seems to afford that the liquor trade requires to be stimulated by such ingenious artifices.