§ Mr. C. Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has prescribed any rule by which liquor shall not be supplied in the canteens and other institutions connected with the services outside the permitted hours of licensed premises in the same area?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
Under the provisions of the Licensing Act, 1921, the ordinary permitted hours do not apply to Service canteens. The times at which intoxicating liquor may be sold in these places are fixed by commanding officers. The hours usually prescribed by commanding officers are less than the average permitted hours in civilian licensed premises.