§ MR. LLEWELLYN (Somersetshire, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of sanctioning the issue of a daily ration of beer to troops at sea when returning from South Africa.
§ MR. TAYLOR (Lancashire, Radcliffe)
May I ask the noble Lord whether, if this allowance is made, the authorities will also consider the desirability of encouraging habits of total abstinence in the Army by issuing non-intoxicating liquors?
Troops returning from South Africa are able to purchase a daily ration of a pint of good beer for one penny.
§ MR. LLEWELLYN
Is the noble Lord aware of the extent to which the illicit sale of abominable liquor goes on on board the transports?