§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether he is aware that, in view of the great differences between the Licensing Acts in England and Scotland, and nothing having been done to carry out the recommendations of the Royal Commission of 1878, the advocates of temperance legislation in Scotland desire that it should not be retarded by reference to the proposed Royal Commission?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
The information which I have received is not quite in harmony with the statement of the hon. Gentleman. I have received a great many applications that Scotland may be included in the reference, and I think that that will be the best course to adopt. Nor do I see that such a course can delay legislation as far as Scotland is concerned.