Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland (Red Biddy).

– in the House of Commons on 31st July 1931.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Thomson Mr Frederick Thomson , Aberdeen South

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can assure the House that the consumption of the alcoholic beverage known as red biddy is still on the decrease in Scotland?

Photo of Mr William Adamson Mr William Adamson , Fife Western

I am making inquiries into this matter, and I will communicate with the hon. Member when these inquiries are completed.

Photo of Mr Charles Williams Mr Charles Williams , Torquay

Will the right hon. Gentleman keep the Chancellor of the Exchequer in touch with the amount which is consumed, for excise purposes?

Photo of Mr Frederick Thomson Mr Frederick Thomson , Aberdeen South

Will the right hon. Gentleman's inquiries be completed by the end of the year?