HC Deb 15 December 1916 vol 88 c1096

Lords Amendment considered.

Lords Amendment—

After Clause 2, insert the following new Clause:

"Section five of the principal Act (which relates to the supply of beer to free licensed houses) shall apply to officers' messes and sergeants' messes of units of the Regular forces, the Royal Marines, the Territorial Force, and any Imperial force as it applies to licensed premises, with the substitution of the officer commanding the unit for the licence holder."

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."


Will the representative of the Board of Trade explain the effect of the Amendment?


I will do my best to accede to the request of my hon. Friend. I think he is well aware that by Section 5 of the principal Act free licence holders are entitled to request the brewer to make a return of the supply to them during the standard year, and this new Clause simply extends that to officers' messes and sergeants' messes. But perhaps the point of interest is that this in no way increases the output of beer.

Question put, and agreed to.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House without Question put; pursuant to Standing Order No. 3.

Adjourned accordingly at Six minutes before Five o'clock until Monday next, 18th December.