HC Deb 30 October 1918 vol 110 cc1489-90W

asked the Minister of Munitions what is the maximum price a hotel keeper is entitled to charge for a bottle of whisky; and is it a breach of any Regulation for a hotel keeper to refuse to supply a customer staying at the hotel with a bottle of whisky but to supply him with a decanter of whisky, call it eighteen glasses, and charge 18s.?


I have been asked to reply. The maximum price which a hotel keeper may charge for a bottle of whisky 30 u.p. sold elsewhere than in a public bar for consumption on the premises is 13s. for a reputed quart or 6s. 6d. for a reputed pint. The right of the hotel keeper to sell his whisky in such amounts as he thinks fit is not affected by any Statutory Order except that under Clause II. of the Spirits (Prices and Description) No. 2 Order, 1918, whisky must be sold by certain specified measures.