HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 c1876W

asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a copy of a Resolution passed by the Good Templar Grand Lodge of England earnestly protesting against the extension of the Carlisle State liquor trade censorship and management, and calling attention to the fact that the Borough of Carlisle, with the liquor trade under State ownership and management, has shown that in proportion to the estimated population year after year that city has produced a larger rate of convictions for drunkenness than a majority of all the boroughs throughout the country; and whether, after this protest from an important temperance organisation, he intends to take any action to abolish the system of State management?


I have seen the resolution referred to. I cannot agree with the statement in the resolution or with the conclusion the hon. and gallant Member and his prohibitionist allies draw from it.

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