§ 114. Lieut.-Col. MEYSEY-THOMPSON
asked the Food Controller whether, seeing that the Regulations of the Liquor Control Board under which the distribution of alcoholic liquor amongst clubs and individuals depends on the consumption in 1916 tells with peculiar hardship upon soldiers and sailors who have served abroad during the War, and that these men are placed at a disadvantage with the men who remained at Home and bought alcoholic liquors during 1916, he will take steps to rectify this?
I am considering what action can usefully be taken to remedy this admitted hardship, which does not, however, arise from any action of the Liquor Control Board.
§ Lieut.-Colonel MEYSEY-THOMPSON
Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that this is a fitting return for the services rendered by soldiers and sailors during the War and will he take steps to put them on a favourable and not an unfavourable standard?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
The hon. and gallant Gentleman would have had time to put it if he had not put his supplementary to the question which has just been answered.