HC Deb 06 June 1940 vol 361 cc987-8
34. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary how many licensed houses there are in the Carlisle and Cromarty districts; how many breweries and how many houses have been closed as being redundant; and the net profits made for the year ended March, 1940?

Sir J. Anderson

As the answer contains a number of figures I will, with permission, arrange for it to be circulated in the Official Report.

Following is the answer:

The present numbers of licensed houses in the State Management Districts are as follow:

178 in Carlisle.

15 in Gretna.

18 in Cromarty Firth.

These numbers have been reached by the gradual closure, since the inception of the scheme, of 143 houses in Carlisle, 14 in Gretna, and 21 in Cromarty Firth; 4 breweries have been closed. I am not yet in a position to state the net profits for the year 1939–40, but the annual account will be presented in due course.