§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has had from the Church of Scotland concerning recent advertisements by the alcoholic liquor trade intended to encourage and increase the sale of beer; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
I have received representations from the Church of Scotland Committee on Moral Welfare about a particular advertising campaign. I have replied that since this campaign may involve a competition for prizes I have referred the matter to the criminal authorities to consider under Section 47 of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1963. I have also said that they may wish to consider submitting their complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority.