§ 17. Major NEWMAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the activities of the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) can under the Defence of the Realm (No. 3) Act be extended to Ireland; and, if so, what areas have been scheduled and the population affected?
§ 93. Mr. DUNCAN MILLAR
asked the Minister of Munitions if he can state the number of Orders issued by the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) prohibiting the sale and supply of spirits, the areas to which these Orders are applicable, respectively, and the population of each area?
§ The MINISTER of MUNITIONS (Mr. Montagu)
Three such Orders have been issued, one for the Scotland, northwestern, area, which comprises the western parts of the counties of Inverness and Ross and Cromarty, one for the Scotland, north coast, area, which comprises the counties of Caithness and Sutherland, and one for a part of the Scotland, northern, area, which applies to two parishes in Ross and Cromarty not comprised within the north-western area. The population covered by these Orders is approximately 142,000.
§ 95. Mr. MILLAR
asked the Minister of Munitions the number of licensed premises acquired by the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) under their statutory powers in Scotland and England, respectively; the number of such premises which have been closed by the Board; and the number at present being managed by the Board?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
In England, up to the 21st October, the Board had taken possession of 127 licensed premises. Of these, twenty-one had by that date been closed for the sale of intoxicants, and 106 were being conducted under the direct control of the Board. In Scotland, the corresponding figures were forty-two, sixteen, and twenty-six.