§ MR. JOHN WILSON (Lanark, Govan)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether, in view of the provisions of The Public Houses Acts Amendment (Scotland) Act, 1862, and especially Section 5 of that Act, it is lawful for the Excise authorities to grant a permit under which a person who does not hold any certificate in terms of that Act may sell exciseable liquors; whether his attention has been called to the case known as Steel's Hotel Licence, in Glasgow, renewal of which was refused at the Magistrates' Annual Court in April last, and the appeal against that refusal was dismissed by the Quarter Sessions in May last; whether a recommendation from some of the Magistrates has since been received by the Excise authorities; if so, what was done with it. And, what steps he proposes to take in the matter?
§ *THE LORD ADVOCATE
The question of the hon. Member refers to the question of the Board of Inland Revenue, for which neither I nor the Scottish Office are in any way responsible. If the hon. Member desires to do so, he may repeat his question to the Treasury.