HC Deb 12 July 1915 vol 73 cc641-2
27. Mr. MILLAR

asked the Minister of Munitions whether the regulations will be issued by the Board of Liquor Control with regard to the provision of food and refreshments for the workers in munitions districts within the areas already denned; and whether it is proposed to proceed by imposing restrictions upon the existing licensed premises and by providing additional canteens in munitions works or in their immediate neighbourhood?


My right hon. Friend is informed that the orders of the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) with regard to the areas denned by the Order in Council of July 6th will be issued shortly. He cannot state in advance the precise restrictions which the Board propose to impose, but action towards supplying or increasing canteen accommodation for workers in transport and munition areas has already been taken by the Board in several cases. This policy will be vigorously pursued, and the Board count upon the cordial co-operation of employers in giving effect to it without delay.