HC Deb 10 March 1915 vol 70 cc1386-7
22. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether, with a view to meeting the lure of the drink trade, he will consider the advisability of prohibiting the sale of all spirit under thirty- five under proof, and so prevent the deleterious results arising from drinking spirit of greater alcoholic strength?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I am afraid I cannot make any statement at present.


Will the right hon. Gentleman allow me to offer him some samples of recent date?