HC Deb 13 February 1940 vol 357 cc618-9W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the resolution of the Renfrewshire District Council of the Scottish Temperance Alliance urging restriction on the sale and consumption of alcoholic liquor in the interests of national security, road safety, industrial production, and the conservation of food supplies, a copy of which has been communicated to him by the hon. Member for Greenock; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?

Mr. Colville

I have noted the terms of the resolution referred to. The principal restrictions imposed during the last war upon the sale of intoxicating liquor, in- cluding a drastic reduction of the hours of sale, were continued with certain modifications in the Licensing Act, 1921. While I am watching the situation carefully, I have as yet no information to suggest that further restrictions are required at present.