§ Sir WALTER MENZIES
asked the Prime Minister whether he will grant facilities for the concluding stages of the Temperance (Scotland) Bill when the House resumes on 23rd November?
§ Mr. FINDLAY
had given notice of the following question: To ask the Prime Minister whether, in view of the expressed opinion of Scottish Members in favour of the Temperance (Scotland) Bill, he will arrange to give facilities for the passing of this Bill when the House resumes on the 23rd instant?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Perhaps I may reply to both of these questions at the same time. The matter is under my consideration, and, in the event, of which I am hopeful, of our being able to give facilities for the Temperance (Scotland) Bill, ample notice will be given. I hope on Wednesday or Thursday to make a statement as to the business which we propose to take when we reassemble (on the 23rd) after the adjournment.
§ Mr. GEORGE YOUNGER
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether, in considering the propriety of giving facilities for the Temperance (Scotland) Bill he will bear in mind the changed conditions in respect of new licences, the effect of the minimum duty, and the result which the Chancellor of the Exchequer claims for temperance in Scotland owing to the new Spirit Duty?