§ Mr. SITCH
asked the Minister of Food if he can state the reason for the present continuance of war-time restrictions in the rural licensing area of Kingswinford, Staffordshire, to the dissatisfaction and inconvenience of residents in that district, seeing that similar restrictions have been removed from contiguous areas; and whether he can see his way to inquire into the matter with the view to placing the Kingswinford district on the same footing as its adjoining areas at an early date.
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
I have been asked to answer this question. The Kingswinford and Wordsloy Petty Sessional Division is2064W an integral part of an area in which an Order of the Central Control Board is in force, and there appears to be no reason for differentiating between it and any other district within the area. The contiguous district referred to in the question has never formed part of a scheduled area, and is contiguous with the Kingswinford Division for less than one quarter of that Division's total boundary.