HC Deb 22 March 1917 vol 91 cc2062-3

(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in the further restriction of sale of liquors which is in contemplation for initiation this week by Order in Council, he will adopt the system of allowing by permits each licence holder to get a certain percentage of his former wants in the same manner as petrol has been licensed, so as to prevent brewers and distillers being able to give all their available supply to favoured houses?

Mr. BALDWIN (Lord of the Treasury)

I am informed that this proposal has been carefully considered, but that it will not be possible to adopt it.


Are we to understand that they are to be free to give all the supplies to the tied houses?


Not at all. Steps are under consideration which, it is hoped, will have the effect of ensuring an equitable distribution among all the retailers.