Orders of the Day — Licensing (Abolition of State Management) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th April 1971.

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Photo of Mr Ronald Lewis Mr Ronald Lewis , Carlisle 12:00 am, 20th April 1971

I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for giving way. I am sorry, Mr. Speaker. I understand it is not the custom to intervene in a maiden speech, and I apologise. Before the right hon. Gentleman gets to Carlisle I should like to deal with Scotland. The right hon. Gentleman mentioned Dumfries. Is he aware that at a conference in Carlisle a few weeks ago quite a num- ber of representatives from Dumfriesshire and Dumfries and Gretna were totally opposed to what the Government are doing?