§ 30. Sir JOHN LONSDALE
asked the Minister of Munitions if the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) has decided to 830 schedule London as a munition area; and if he will state the area to be scheduled, the nature of the restrictions to be imposed, and the date when the Regulations will come into force?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY OF MUNITIONS (Dr. Addison)
An Order in Council was made on the 24th instant scheduling the City of London, the whole of the Metropolitan; Police District, the Petty Sessional Division of Romford, and the Urban District of Watford, with the Dartford area (which had been scheduled on the 6th July), as an area under the Defence of the Realm (Amendment) (No. 3) Act. In view of the urgent representations of the Military Authorities, the Board will in the course of this week issue an Order regarding "treating." Dilution of spirits to 45 degrees under proof in the case of gin and to 35 degrees under proof in the case of other spirits will be permitted. The question of the restriction of hours, and other matters usually dealt with by the Board's Orders, are being carefully considered with a view to the special requirements of London.