Beer.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 8th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr George Mathers Mr George Mathers , Linlithgowshire

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will follow the closing of factories producing soft drinks by the closing of breweries, thus saving fuel, valuable grains and other materials, and assisting the Government campaign against unnecessary expenditure?

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

No, Sir. My noble Friend considers the present restrictions are sufficient in existing circumstances.

Photo of Mr George Mathers Mr George Mathers , Linlithgowshire

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the failure to apply any effective restriction upon beer is interpreted as an indication that the Government are distrustful of those who consume beer and that this also causes distrust of their own determination?