§ 27. Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the great hardship caused to country wine merchants by the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) Order of the 17th February, 1916, Section B, paragraph (4), Clause (e), stating that no person shall either by himself or any servant or agent take or solicit orders for intoxicating liquor except on licensed premises; and whether he will consider the mitigation of this Clause in connec- 1503 tion with the forthcoming licensing legislation?
§ Mr. PARKER
The Home Secretary has been asked to reply to this question, and I am requested by him to say that the Order to which the hon. and gallant Member refers is part of a series of provisions which will come up for review in the event of the Bill which is now before the House being passed into law. In the meantime, he cannot add anything to previous answers which have been given on the same point.
§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
Will the hon. Gentleman point out to the Central Control Board that the only effect of this absurd Regulation is to compel people to frequent public-houses?