HC Deb 08 July 1919 vol 117 c1600
58. Mr. J. JONES

asked whether His Majesty's Government intend to remove all restrictions on the manufacture and sale of liquor; if so, is it intended that profits incidental to the removal of restrictions are to go to the private interests concerned; and, in framing proposals for the future of the trade, will the Government consider the desirability of checking profiteering and acquiring profits on drink for the benefit of the community?


I have been asked to reply. The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The new Beer (Prices and Descriptions) Order will, it is hoped, secure that the profits incidental to the recent removal of restrictions on output will enure to the benefit of the public.