39 and 71. MARQUESS of TULLI-BARDINE
asked the Secretary for Scotland (1) whether owners of passenger steamers plying on inland lochs in Scotland where only temperance drinks are sold may not sell tobacco; whether he is 919 aware that by taking out a licence to sell spirits they may sell tobacco; and whether, in the interests of temperance, he will make representations to the Inland Revenue authorities to have this practice altered; and asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (2) whether the Inland Revenue authorities cannot grant a tobacco licence to the owner of a steamer plying on Loch Katrine unless he also takes out a licence for spirits; and, if so, whether, in the interests of temperance, he will consider the possibility of assimilating the Regulations on the subject to the custom on shore?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)
Tobacco licences are issued in the cases in question without requiring a spirit licence to be also taken; and I understand that a tobacco licence was issued for the vessel in question at the commencement of the current licence year.