HC Deb 24 October 1916 vol 86 cc996-7W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, where a large number of soldiers is suddenly drafted into a town and no canteens are available, some concession in the Output of Beer (Restrictions) Act may be afforded to breweries supplying the public-houses in such a locality, to enable them to cope with the unexpected and unavoidable expansion of their trade?


The Act contains provisions for securing an adequate supply of beer to military canteens and further powers for the purpose will be asked for from Parliament in a Bill which will shortly be introduced. I regret that I cannot see my way to make special provision for additional supplies, except through canteens.