HC Deb 14 October 1915 vol 74 c1465
49. Mr. PETO

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the injury to the health and efficiency of the men of His Majesty's land and sea forces when on furlough, directly attributable to the hospitable instincts of their friends, he can see his way to extend the no-treating Order to all parts of the United Kingdom?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The prohibition of "treating" is included in all Orders which have been made by the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) for areas which have been scheduled by Order in Council under the Defence of the Realm (Amendment) (No. 3) Act, 1915. The Board would have no power to extend the prohibition over all parts of the United Kingdom unless the whole Kingdom were scheduled, and to extend it otherwise would require legislation.