HC Deb 22 December 1915 vol 77 c494W

asked the Minister of Munitions whether orders issued by the Central Control Board in November automatically override or annul Orders for the restriction of the sale of intoxicating liquor issued in July last by a competent military authority, but which have not been withdrawn; and, if not, which Order will be enforced?


I am informed by the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) that, by arrangement with the Army Council, the Orders made by the competent military authority and now in force for the restriction of the sale of intoxicating liquor will lapse as regards the areas which are subject to the Orders of the Central Control Board.


asked the Minister of Munitions if his attention has been called to the conviction of a man at Bristol, on the 15th instant, for treating his wife to intoxicating liquor; if he is aware that the economic situation of a married woman of the working classes usually makes her dependent upon her husband for an endowment of worldly goods, including the provision of refreshment; that the effect of the conviction will be that a working class wife who desires refreshment at licensed premises in company with her husband will be restricted to the consumption of possibly unpalatable liquors; and if he will state to what extent the Realm is better safeguarded and the proper output of munitions assured by the conviction?


I have nothing to add to the answers which were given to the hon. Member on this subject on the 20th instant.