HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 c211
46. Major DAVIES

asked the Prime Minister whether the Bill to be introduced for the State purchase of the liquor traffic will include any provision for local option?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Bonar Law)

As I explained yesterday, the Report of the English Commission on this subject has only just been received, and the Scottish Commission has not yet reported. In these circumstances it would be premature to make any statement on the matter.