§ MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if his attention has been called to an appeal under the Intoxicating Liquors (Sale to Children) Act, in which the Lord Chief Justice said that the whole spirit of the Act was frustrated by the omission of a provision for punishing a subordinate who violated 649 the Act without his employer's knowledge; and whether, in view of the approval of the Act manifested on its Second and Third Readings, he will, this session, introduce, or give facilities for, a short Act to amend this omission.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I can make no promise of legislation this session. I understand, however, that the judgment of the Lord Chief Justice raises a very important question, and the matter is being fully considered by the Secretary of State.