§ 43. Mr. LIVINGSTONE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the people of Stornoway adopted a no-licence resolution under the 284 Temperance (Scotland) Act in 1920 and again in 1923; and, in view of the fact that these decisions have been frustrated by the issue of excise licences, what steps does he propose to take in order that the will of the people shall prevail?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am not prepared at the present time to give any undertaking as to legislation to amend the law with regard to the issue of excise licences in areas in which a no-licence resolution is in force. I may add that I am informed by the Customs and Excise that there is only one excise licence in force in the burgh of Stornoway.
§ Mr. SCRYMGEOUR
Are supplies not available under the Act apart from these excise licences altogether, even though "no licence" is carried?