§ 51. Mr. CARR
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the staff employed by the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) on 11th November, 1918, was 1,091, and that the figures given for 31st March, 1919, show an increase of 76; and whether he can promise that this increase has not since been maintained, but that a substantial reduction has now been made?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
The answer to the first part of the question is, Yes, Sir. During the period since 11th November last the Central Control Board has placed under management some forty licensed premises situated within the Carlisle and District Direct Control area. The number of employés is necessarily dependent on the number of houses under management, but no extension of the present area is contemplated.