§ 43. Major HAMILTON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why the old war-time regulation that cash 1597 has to be paid to a wine merchant before delivery of the goods ordered is still maintained; and when he hopes to be able to restore liberty in such matters to the people of this country?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Shortt)
Like another question with which the Prime Minister dealt last Wednesday, this is a matter which will come up for consideration on the proposed Licensing Bill.
§ Major HAMILTON
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that the postponement of this small matter is causing infinite irritation throughout the country, and is doing infinite damage to his Government; and cannot he, therefore, consider the repealing of this stupid Regulation at once?
Is not the Regulation due to the fact that so many people drink more than they can pay for?
May I ask when the Government intend to introduce the Licensing Bill?