§ 72. Brigadier - General Sir OWEN THOMAS
asked the Home Secretary whether the licensing regulations are in force in certain coast areas in North Wales on excursion steamers sailing on Sundays between Liverpool, Llandudno, and Anglesea, while compulsory Sunday closing of public-houses obtains in all Welsh areas; is he aware that numbers of men make a practice of travelling both ways by these steamers that day and drinking continuously, landing at Llandudno and elsewhere in an intoxicated condition, to the great annoyance of the inhabitants; and what action, if any, can be taken to stop this Sunday drink traffic?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Shortt)
I have made inquiry of the police of Liverpool, Carnarvonshire (for Llandudno), and Anglesey, and their reports do not support the allegations contained in the second paragraph of the question. The reports, dated 4th and 5th June, show that no trouble has arisen during the two previous Sundays during which the steamers in question have plied this year.
§ Mr. SHORTT
They can sell liquor at the bar of a steamer, if that is what the hon. and gallant Gentleman means?