HC Deb 20 May 1919 vol 116 c195
53. Mr. SEDDON

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the discontent among the industrial workers arising out of the shortage of the beer supply is being aggravated by the widespread opinion that the causes that lead to the reduction of output do not now exist; and whether, in view of the danger to industrial peace arising out of the beer shortage, he will inform the House whether the present cereal supply warrants a resumption of the pre-war beer supply?

The MINISTER for FOOD (Mr. Roberts)

This subject was very carefully considered by the Cabinet, and the increase recently announced was the decision of the Government. As a matter of fact, the available supplies would not at present justify the resumption of brewing on the pre-war basis.


On behalf of my hon. Friend (Mr. Seddon), I beg to give notice that he will call attention to this matter on the Adjournment.