§ The Earl of KIMBERLEY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Which Department, the Home Office, the DHSS, or the Treasury, is responsible for appointing trustees to administer 50 per cent. of the Licensing Compensation Fund for charities directly connected with education and alcohol abuses; whether any other trustees will be appointed who are connected with the liquor industry specifically in the field of alcoholism; and, in view of the extreme gravity of the ever-increasing alcoholism in the United Kingdom, when they will announce the appointment of these trustees.
§ Lord HARRIS of GREENWICH
As my noble friend indicated in answering the noble Earl's Question on 20th July, the Government have not yet decided what proposals to recommend to Parliament for the distribution of the money now held in these funds. The Home Office is the Department principally concerned, but the other Departments mentioned by the noble Earl are also involved.