HC Deb 04 July 1985 vol 82 cc254-5W
Dr. Godman

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has made a calculation of the effect on public expenditure as a whole of more liberal licensing laws.

Mr. Ancram

I have no reason to believe that the more liberal licensing laws introduced by the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 have had any significant effect on public expenditure.