Oral Answers to Questions — Prohibition Law (United States)

– in the House of Commons on 25 February 1919.

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Photo of Mr Sidney Robinson Mr Sidney Robinson , Breconshire and Radnorshire


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government is making diplomatic representations to the American State Department upon the question of compensation to British investors through the loss attendant on the spread of liquor prohibition in the States?


There is no foundation for the Press reports that His Majesty's Government have made diplomatic representations to the United States Government on behalf of British investors who may suffer loss through the spread of prohibition in the United States.

His Majesty's Chargé ďAffaires at Washington has, on the other hand, just reported that no provision has been made by United States Government for compensating brewers for any loss which they may incur in consequence of action taken by the Government in prohibiting the manufacture of wine, beer, and spirits.