HC Deb 06 February 1941 vol 368 cc1078-9
60. Sir I. Albery

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can now make any statement concerning the posi- tion of licensees in an evacuation area who have been hard-hit as a result of the war; and what steps the Government proposes to take to mitigate such hardship?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Crookshank)

I have approved in principle the suggestion that licensees whose trade has suffered considerably as a result of the war should be afforded some relief in regard to Liquor Licence Duty, and this matter is being discussed with the representatives of the interests affected.