HC Deb 19 March 1891 vol 351 c1426
MR. J. WILSON (Lanark, Govan)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that excisable liquors are sold in the Exhibitors' Club, within the Glasgow East End Exhibition; whether he is aware that a licence was refused by the Magistrates when the Exhibition was opened; and whether the sale of liquor in such circumstances is illegal?


The Exhibitors' Club is a regularly constituted club, the members being exhibitors, attendants and other persons connected with the Exhibition. The Club has premises within the Exhibition buildings; and refreshments, including excisable liquors, are sold by the Club to its members and their guests in the manner usual in clubs. There is nothing illegal in this; and the fact that the Magistrates refused a certificate for licence for the sale of excisable liquors to the public in the Exhibition in no way prejudices the question.