HC Deb 24 March 1903 vol 120 c60

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether complaints have reached him that in some places in Scotland Italian ice cream shops are allowed to keep open to very late hours and retail alcoholic liquors after the public houses and licensed grocers' shops are closed; and, if so, whether the police will be instructed to deal with such cases.

MR. ANSTRUTHER (for Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY, Buteshire) St. Andrew's Burghs,

Complaints have often been made as to the keeping open of ice cream shops, but the retailing of liquors therein is an offence under the existing law and the police have ample power of dealing with it.