HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 c660W

asked the Home Secretary whether among the questions to be referred to the Royal Commission on the Licensing Laws will be the interests of the ordinary members of the public, apart from those connected with the trade, clubs, off-licence, grocers, teetotalers and prohibitionists, etc., with the object of deciding, for instance, such matters of convenience as the purchase of half-bottles of spirits, and of avoiding the tendency to turn the whole issue of public convenience into a political problem?


The Government have every desire that this subject should be treated in its broadest aspects as affecting society at large, and the terms of reference will be framed accordingly.