HC Deb 07 July 1915 vol 73 c366
59. Mr. PRATT

asked the Minister of Munitions what steps have been taken in Scotland by the Board of Control to make provision for the supply of food and refreshment for the workers engaged in shipyards and munition factories, and to restrict the sale of distilled spirits in the districts where such shipyards and munition factories are situate?


I am informed that the Central Control Board are visiting Scotland this week in order to consider what action it may be desirable to take. I understand that the Board are devoting special attention to the establishment of facilities for the supply of food and refreshments where a need is shown, and generally to measures of positive reform as distinct from merely restrictive action.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the fact that the Board of Control has delimited ten areas in England and none in Scotland is proof of the fact that Scotland is much more sober?


I am afraid my hon. Friend must not draw that conclusion.