HC Deb 27 July 1914 vol 65 cc918-9

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 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.