§ 34. Sir B. CHADWICK
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the long Sundays which the public naturally spend out of doors, thereby postponing till the last moment their evening meal, he will consider the desirability of changing the times in which alcoholic refreshments can be supplied from, as at present, 6 p.m. till 9 p.m., to 7 p.m. till 10 p.m.?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Prime Minister has communicated with the Control Board, as promised, and, if so, what answer has been given?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I cannot communicate the answer, but I am sure the promise my right hon. Friend made has been carried out.
§ Sir J. BUTCHER
In view of the urgency of the question, would the right hon. Gentleman communicate with the Liquor Control Board at the earliest possible moment?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The Prime Minister promised the other day, when I was present, that the representations made would be communicated to the Board, and I am sure that has been done by the right hon. Gentleman himself.
§ 86. Mr. BRIANT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions the quantities of beer, spirits, and wines sold by retail upon licensed premises in the city of Carlisle during the years 1917, 1918, and 1919, respectively, and the total retail prices received in respect thereof during the same years?
I regret that I have nothing to add to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Member for Bedford on the 3rd March last to the hon. Member for Clay Cross.
§ Captain W. BENN
Why is it impossible to give the information? Surely it must be in the possession of the Ministry?
We have no information in the possession of the Ministry, and the Central Control Board are of opinion that the labour involved would be out of proportion to the advantage to be gained.
§ Captain BENN
Can the hon. Gentleman say that no such figures are returned immediately by the Ministry referred to?