HC Deb 20 March 1951 vol 485 cc2284-5
28. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Minister of Works what sum was paid in respect of the sale of intoxicating liquors at 2, Park Street, in lieu of payment of monopoly value; and by whom, and to whom, this sum has been paid.

Mr. Stokes

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Heywood and Royton (Mr. Sutcliffe) on 20th February. The amount is not yet finally determined.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what steps are being taken to determine this amount in view of the fact that he has been conducting sales, as he told the House a little while ago, for several months already?

Mr. Stokes

There is really nothing to worry about. The sum of £400 has been paid on deposit and we are in consultation with the Board of Customs and Excise on the matter.