§ 34. Mr. Norman Bower
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, with a view to reducing intoxication caused by drinking against time, he will introduce legislation to remove all restrictions on the sale of alcoholic refreshments during the period of the Festival of Britain.
§ Mr. James Hudson
Would not my right hon. Friend accept it as a fair presumption that the type of person who can guzzle a great deal at closing time is likely to guzzle more still if closing time were extended?
§ Mr. Snow
Is my right hon. Friend aware that his answer to the first supplementary question was rather flippant and that there was great substance in the question put by the hon. Member for Harrow, West (Mr. Bower)? Is he further aware that in other countries where families can go into premises where intoxicating liquors are sold, there is a very much better atmosphere?
§ Mr. Shepherd
Does the right hon. Gentleman really believe that our existing licensing laws reflect the best that we can do?
§ Mr. Eric Fletcher
In case the reply of the Home Secretary is misunderstood, may we take it that there is no evidence of intoxication caused by drinking against time?