Liquor Licence, Stornoway.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1923.

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Photo of Sir William Cotts Sir William Cotts , Na h-Eileanan an Iar


asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether he is aware that there is a. wholesale liquor licence in Stornoway, which is a prohibition area; and whether immediate steps can be taken to withdraw such licence, as the benefits of prohibition are being annulled thereby?


I am aware that a "No Licence" resolution is in force in the Burgh of Stornoway, and I understand from Press reports that a wholesale excise licence is at present in force in Stornoway. The issue or withdrawal of such licences is not a matter in which the Secretary for Scotland has any powers.