HC Deb 09 November 1933 vol 281 cc295-6
14. Viscountess ASTOR

asked the Home Secretary whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce legislation to give effect to the Report of the Royal Commission on Licensing?


I have nothing at present to add to my answers to previous questions on this subject. No such legislation is contemplated in the immediate future.

Viscountess ASTOR

In view of the agitation of the brewers that, in order to get increased output, it is essential that they should get 1,000,000 new young drinkers, do not the Government think that it would be wise to put into effect the recommendations of the Royal Commission, which really faced the question of drink quite fairly. There were brewers on it, and it issued an agreed report. Does the right hon. Gentleman not think that it would be a good idea to take the whole of this question out of party politics?


Might I ask whether the statement made by the Noble Lady is not a gross slander upon the brewers of this country

Viscountess ASTOR

May I bring this matter to the notice of the Chancellor of the Exchequer?—which I now do.