HC Deb 15 December 1953 vol 522 c188
31. Sir H. Williams

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will consider repealing Section 26 of the Revenue Act, 1889, under which it is illegal to sell methylated spirit between 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. on the following Monday.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. John Boyd-Carpenter)

I will re-examine the case for the maintenance of this ban, in consultation with other interested Ministers, and write to my hon. Friend in due course.