HC Deb 25 October 1909 vol 12 c812W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will explain the exact meaning and force of the restriction on off-licences as to sale in open vessels proposed on page 78, line 15, of the Finance Bill? [Minimum quantity of spirits to be sold.]


The provision to which the hon. Member refers is that a person holding an off-licence to be taken out by a retailer of spirits may not sell spirits in open vessels. The object of this provision is to prevent the sale of spirits in glasses or jugs, or otherwise than in sealed vessels,e.g., bottles or jars.