HC Deb 27 January 1942 vol 377 c570W
Sir E. Cadogan

asked the Home Secretary whether he has received any report on the illicit manufacture of a spirituous liquor and its sale in certain so-called night clubs; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?

Mr. Peake

The illicit manufacture of liquor is a matter for the Board of Customs and Excise, and I understand that there has been a recent prosecution for this offence and that the person concerned has been convicted. I am informed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the police have no direct evidence of the sale of illicit spirits in night clubs in London, but a close watch is being kept on the situation.