HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 cc1462-3W

asked the Prime Minister whether he has received any communication from the dockers employed at Plymouth urging that facilities for obtaining alcoholic refreshment should be granted during rest periods of those employed on dock labour; whether he is aware that this privilege has been accorded at other dock centres ever since general restrictions were imposed under the Defence of the Realm Act; and whether he will consider the advisability of extending the privilege to Plymouth?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am not aware that the Plymouth Dockyard workers labour under special disability in the matter of obtaining alcoholic refreshment, and I do not understand to what privilege my hon. Friend refers.