HC Deb 21 June 1915 vol 72 cc924-5
48. Mr. HOGGE

asked whether the Minister of Munitions is to be responsible for the Board of Control; and what steps are being taken to utilise local citizen committees, apart from the Army, Navy, and local licensing authorities, to carry out the powers set up by Parliament?


The Minister of Munitions appoints the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic), which is responsible for carrying into effect the provisions of the Defence of the Realm (Liquor Control) Regulations, 1915. The question of the proper constitution of local committees is a matter for that Board, and is receiving their careful consideration.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that the only applications made in the localities have been made and are made to the Army, Navy, and local licensing authorities, and will he take steps to impress on our hon. Friend that the local authorities ought to be used for the purpose of administering the Act?