Sir J. HOPE
asked the Secretary for Scotland why the hours for licensed 1390W houses are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the county of Peebles, and still only from 12 noon to 2.30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the county of Midlothian; and why, if it is not considered desirable to revert to pre-War hours, similar hours should not be allowed in both counties?
§ Sir J. BAIRD
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. It would not be possible to impose the hours current in a scheduled area like Midlothian upon the unscheduled county of Peebles without legislation.