§ 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:988
§ 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.