HC Deb 05 November 1959 vol 612 c1185
12. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to denationalise the State-owned public houses in Carlisle.

Mr. Vosper

No such legislation is at present in contemplation.

Mr. Nabarro

If I were to bring in a Bill to denationalise public houses in Carlisle, could my right hon. Friend say what would be the official attitude of Her Majesty's Government to it? Also, would he have some regard to the fact that it should be no part of the policy or purposes of the Conservative Party to own licensed premises or to promote the sale of a larger quantity of beer?

Mr. Vosper

My right hon. Friend has a reasonably open mind on this subject. No doubt he will take note of what my hon. Friend says, either in a Bill or by way of supplementary question.