HC Deb 09 December 1920 vol 135 cc2438-9W

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the Government are unable to deal with the question of liquor control this Session, he will consider the desirability of inviting the Central Control Board to rescind such of their restrictions now in force as were imposed purely as war measures, as inconvenient and irritating the public and do not meet with general approval?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer which I gave yesterday to a number of questions to the same effect as this one.


asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the transport workers of breweries are about to go out on strike in protest against the continued existence of the Liquor Control Board; and what steps does he propose to take to keep the licensed premises supplied in the event of such strike materialising?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The second part does not arise.


asked the Prime Minister whether Sir Edgar Sanders still holds an official position under the Liquor Control Board in the Carlisle area; and, if so, will he state the nature of his office and whether it was as a representative of the Liquor Control Board that he attended a conference of women magistrates at the Mansion House, London, on 30th Novem- ber, and gave advice on general procedure and the powers of a magistrate, as reported in the Press on 1st December last?


Sir Edgar Sanders, who is the Central Control Board's general manager for the Carlisle and District area, was invited to attend and advise the conference referred to, not as a representative of the Board, but in virtue of the standing and experience in relation to the matters to be discussed which he had acquired as clerk to the Liverpool Justices before his connection with the Central Control Board.