HC Deb 03 March 1921 vol 138 cc2046-7W

asked the Prime Minister the gross amount expended by the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) upon the acquisition of land, breweries, maltings, spirit stores, licensed and other properties (including licence values), and fixed plant in the years 1915–16, 1916–17, 1917–18, 1918–19, and 1919–20, respectively, together with the amount expended and outstanding during the current financial year in respect of such acquisitions?


The figures asked for in the first part of the question are given in Command Paper Cmd. 1018, published in November last, to which I would refer my hon. Friend. The corresponding figure for the current financial year 1920–21 will probably not exceed a total of £60,000, of which rather more than £50,000 has already been paid.


asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions if the Liquor Control Board have recently acquired for purposes of licensed premises a house in London Road, Carlisle, thus incurring needless expense in consequence of its reduction of licences in the district; and if such purchase foreshadows the Licensing Bill which the Government has promised?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the Leader of the House yesterday.

Lieut. - Colonel SPENDER CLAY

asked the Prime Minister what is the yearly cost of the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic), including capital expenditure?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the very full reply given on the 1st instant to a question on this subject by my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford (Mr. Wise), and to the Memorandum published last November (Cmd. 1018), which gives, I think, the information asked for in this question.