HC Deb 07 July 1919 vol 117 cc1382-3
37. Major NEWMAN

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether a Memorandum on the work of the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) will be issued; and will it be accompanied with a statement showing the assets and liabilities of the Board and the public money it has expended to the date of its decease?


Four general Reports on the Board's work, and a Financial Statement of the position regarding the Board's acquisition of licensed premises as at 31st March, I918, have already been presented to Parliament, and documents in continuation of these publications are in preparation.

56. Major NEWMAN

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that, owing to the activities of the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic), the taxpayer is now the possessor of a number of licensed premises, hotels, and hostels in Carlisle, Enfield, and other parts of Great Britain; have the owners of all these properties been paid for them; and what does the Government intend to do with them?


The answer to the first paragraph of the question is Yes, Sir, and to the second that most of the owners have already received payment for the properties acquired. The third paragraph will be a matter for Parliament when the promised Bill is under discussion.