§ 3. Dr. D. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the number of off-licence establishments owned by the State management scheme in the City of Carlisle.
§ Major Lloyd-George
There are at present four off-sales shops in Carlisle under State management: a fifth will be opened as soon as practicable. In addition, off-sales facilities separate from the bars are provided in eighteen State managed public houses in the city.
§ Dr. Johnson
Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that in the coming season of the year there is customarily a long queue outside the single private off-licence in Carlisle, while his own off-licence generally remains in a state of under-employment? Will he not agree that this indicates a demand for more facilities for private enterprise services—?
§ Mr. Speaker
Perhaps the hon. Member has not yet learned that it is contrary to the practice of the House to read a supplementary question.