§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Ede)
Sixteen thousand, seven hundred and sixty. The comparable figure for 1946 was 9,107.
§ Mr. J. Hudson
In view of the deplorable increase in the number of cases of drunkenness in the Metropolitan area and the decision of the House of Commons to increase the facilities for drinking during the Festival of Britain, has any thought been given to the necessity for greater safeguards in the supply of drink during the Festival of Britain?
§ Mr. Shepherd
As there was a greater consumption of liquor in 1946 than in 1950, is not the obvious remedy to increase the supply?
§ Mr. Somerville Hastings
Can my right hon. Friend say whether this unfortunate result is to be found only in London or whether there has been an increase in the figures in other large towns?