Excise Wholesale Licences.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1942.

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Photo of Sir Jocelyn Lucas Sir Jocelyn Lucas , Portsmouth South

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he can now make a statement as to taking powers to refuse Excise whole- sale licences to persons convicted of black-market or other criminal cases, in view of the recent Portsmouth case?

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

I am not yet in a position to make a statement.

Photo of Sir Jocelyn Lucas Sir Jocelyn Lucas , Portsmouth South

Does not my right hon. and gallant Friend realise how very unsatisfactory is the position?

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

That is why the matter is being investigated, In due course I shall make a statement.

Photo of Sir Jocelyn Lucas Sir Jocelyn Lucas , Portsmouth South

Can my right hon. and gallant Friend give the approximate date?