HC Deb 17 July 1941 vol 373 cc720-1
21. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give any information in connection with the State-managed taverns at Carlisle being rationed for beer; whether any special arrangements have been made for factory workers; and whether the Annual Report has been printed in connection with State-managed taverns in Carlisle?

Mr. H. Morrison

There was a temporary shortage of beer in Carlisle during the week before last, when the heat-wave led to an increased demand, and managers were asked to eke out supplies to last the full week. There was no regular scheme of rationing customers such as was reported in certain newspapers; and no question arose of special arrangements for factory workers or for any other class of customer. The annual report, for the year ended 31st March, 1941, is not yet ready; the audit of accounts has still to be completed.