Lieutenant-Colonel C. LOWTHER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reasons of public policy or interest now justify the continuance of any restrictions upon the supply of spirits from bond?
§ Mr. McCURDY
I have been asked to reply. I would remind the hon. and gallant Member that the quantities of spirits released from bond have been increased by 50 per cent. as recently as 24th February last. The whole question of releases is continuing to receive close consideration. I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that the present restrictions will not be maintained for a day longer than the Government consider to be necessary.