HC Deb 17 December 1906 vol 167 c1020
MR. LEIF JONES (Westmoreland, Appleby)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether in view of the forthcoming Government Licensing Bill he will take further steps to secure without delay from those Colonies which have not yet replied to him the information necessary to complete the promised Return of the local option provisions in Colonial liquor laws, so that it may be ready for the use of Members by the beginning of next session.


The Colonial Governments from whom replies are still required have been again reminded by telegraph, and when the necessary information has been received every effort will be made to give the Return with as little further delay as possible.


Will the right hon. Gentleman see that the House has this information? It is very important.


I most earnestly desire it shall be given, but I can only ask the Colonies for information.