HC Deb 08 November 1932 vol 270 cc166-7
8. Lord SCONE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state, for each of the last three years, the numbers of persons employed in the running of the hotels and inns in the State management districts of Gretna and the Cromarty Firth, respectively?


The staff employed in connection with the inns, hotels and other premises in the two districts varies during the year owing to seasonal requirements. The numbers employed in August in the years 1930, 1931 and 1932 are as follows (casual daily helps being excluded):—

Gretna District—93, 92, 92.

Cromarty Firth District—95, 98, 97.

9. Lord SCONE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if is is intended still further to reduce the number of licences in the State management areas of Gretna and the Cromarty Firth; if so, when will this reduction be effected; and how many licences will be involved?


There is no intention at present to carry out any further reductions in either area.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider making illegal the marriage licence at the blacksmith's shop?