HC Deb 31 March 1909 vol 3 c320
Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS (on behalf of Mr. Arthur Henderson)

asked the Postmaster-General whether he was aware that deliberate attempts to promote the sale of alcoholic liquors in refreshment bars in the district offices of London were being organised by a firm of London brewers; and, if so, what action he proposed to take?


The refreshment rooms at the London district offices are managed by committees of the staff employed at those offices. Travellers no doubt wait upon the representatives of such committees to induce them to deal with their firms, but I am not aware that undue influence has been brought to bear upon them by London brewers with the view of securing orders.