HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 c590
19. Mr. Higgs

asked the Home Secretary whether he will relax restrictions so that men working on night shifts can obtain beer in canteens and similar places during their interval for meals?

Sir J. Anderson

The Licensing Act of 1910 contains certain powers which can be and often have been utilised for this purpose, and I have not so far heard of any difficulties except at certain works in the Birmingham area. I propose to consult with the authorities in that area as to the action necessary to meet these difficulties, and I will inform my hon. Friend of the result.