HC Deb 15 December 1965 vol 722 c283W
111. Mr. Hugh D. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many options have been exercised under the Temperance (Scotland) Act, 1913; how many have been for the same area; and how many have been in Glasgow.

Mr. Ross

1,131 temperance polls have been held in Scotland since the 1913 Act provisions, now contained in the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1959, came into force in 1920; 1,079 polls—95 in Glasgow—were held before 1930. Because of boundary changes it is not possible to say exactly how many were for the same area, but it is estimated that about 525 of these polls were for areas which had already had polls. The figures for Glasgow are 104 and 65.