§ Captain WARING
asked whether, in considering new principles in assessing the Licence Duty in the United Kingdom, he will take into consideration the time that will elapse before the new system is put into force; and, in view of the fact that the custom, and use, and wont of the licensed trade in Scotland differs from that in England, as instanced by the tied-house system, which is practically nonexistent in Scotland, he will consider the possibility of assessing in Scotland on the basis of alcoholic trade done, and so meet the views expressed by the licensed trade in Scotland?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The hon. and gallant Member may rest assured that the points to which he directs attention will be carefully considered before any new system of assessing the Licence Duty is proposed.