HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 c163
44. Mr. INSKIP

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that a number of American subjects are preparing a campaign in this country on American lines, to be financed by American money, with a view to the prohibition of the sale of alcoholic drinks; and whether, in view of the bitterness and disorder which this campaign may arouse in this country at a very critical time, he will consider the possibility of informing these persons that the British electors prefer to settle their domestic questions for themselves?


I am not indisposed to agree with the suggestion that the British people can settle this matter for itself, but as I informed the hon. Member for Nottingham last Thursday, I do not think any steps by the Government are necessary.

Sir J. D. REES

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the hon. Member for Nottingham was not satisfied with that answer?

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Will any obstacle be placed in the way of our retaliation, of our sending missionaries to America to reconvert them back to our system in this country?


Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will consider that.