HC Deb 21 May 1957 vol 570 c70W
Mr. Whitelaw

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a further statement on the report of the inquiry by Mr. C. S. S. Burt, Q.C., into allegations made by the Civil Service Union relating to the Carlisle and District State Management Scheme.

Mr. R. A. Butler:

Yes. Mr. Burt's report has been published today as a Command Paper. The report makes it clear that there is no substance in the allegation made by the Civil Service Union that pressure has been brought to bear on public house managers in the Scheme to produce greater profits by giving short measure, nor in the Union's allegation that managers have been given demonstrations how to "make" one pint of beer out of every ten. The General Manager and his colleagues in the Carlisle Head Office, against whom these unfounded allegations were directed, continue to enjoy my full confidence.

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