§ Mr. BROAD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions the number of bulk gallons of beer, spirits and wines sold by retail by the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) in the city of Carlisle during the years 1917, 1918 and 1919, respectively; the average alcoholic strength of such liquors during each of the said years; the total sums received in respect of such retail sales of intoxicating liquors in each of the said years; and the estimated population resorting to licensed premises in the city of Carlisle during 1917, 1918 and 1919, respectively?457W
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
The compilation of the statement asked for by my hon. Friend would necessarily involve much clerical labour and expense, and so far as the Central Control Board are aware, there are no corresponding figures either for any other town or for the country as a whole, It would therefore appear that the amount of labour and expense involved would be disproportionate to the usefulness of the statement asked for by my hon. Friend.