HC Deb 18 November 1919 vol 121 cc361-2
48. Captain O'GRADY

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the result of basing the issue of spirits from bond on the year 1916 is that the returned soldier has no title to share in the distribution, and finds great difficulty in getting supplied; whether he is aware that potent doses of spirits are the best prophylactic against influenza and that many people perished last winter for the want of supplies; and whether he will now allow those who are in a position to deliver larger quantities to do so without reference to the datum year?


The question of the supply of whisky is under consideration, and I hope to be able to announce a decision shortly.