§ 55. Major KELLEY
asked the Prime Minister if he is aware of the serious 538 amount of unrest in the industrial, especially in the mining, districts owing to the hours licensed houses and clubs are closed for the sale of alcoholic drinks; and, while there is no general desire to return to the old hours, will he consider a reasonable alteration to suit the needs of any one particular district?
§ The DEPUTY-MINISTER of MUNITIONS (Mr. Kellaway)
I have been asked to answer this question. As has already been announced, the Government has the whole subject of the future regulation of the liquor trade under consideration, and a Bill will shortly be introduced to deal with this matter.
§ Major KELLEY
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that at seaside resorts people can get drink at any time from 9 a.m. till 9.30 p.m., whereas a collier who works in a pit may come out during those hours and find none obtainable. Why should he be in such a position. Why should the collier not have the same opportunities?