§ 51. Sir WALTER de FRECE
asked the Prime Minister whether, despite the promise of an early relaxation of restrictions, the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) has postponed an agreed-on policy in view of the appointment of the conference of the House of Commons; and whether, in view of the urgency of the problem, affecting the coming to and sojourn in this country of thousands of 1356 visitors, who impart a stimulus to trade, he will suggest to the chairman of the conference the desirability of at least considering the immediate introduction of the suggested modifications, even if only as an interim and experimental measure?
§ Sr J. BAIRD
I have been asked to answer this question. With reference to the first part, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave yesterday to my Noble Friend the Member for South Battersea (Viscount Curzon), of which I am sending him a copy. The Liquor Control Board are fully alive to the urgency of the problem referred to in the second part of the question, and I will undertake to see that it is not overlooked by the Conference.