asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a petition on behalf of certain directors and officials formerly interested in and employed by the two breweries in Maryport, near Carlisle, which were acquired by the Central Control (Liquor Traffic) Board in the year 1918; whether those directors and officials have been compelled to pay Income Tax upon the amounts awarded to them as compensation for the loss of their positions in those brewery companies; and whether he will recommend that some concession be made to them in relief of the hardship involved?
The answer to the first paragraph is in the affirmative, but the subject matter is not one in which I have any authority or right to intervene.
Are not the Employment Exchanges open to these unemployed people?
asked the Home Secretary, seeing that as the Licensing (Amendment) Act of 1920 provided that the State management of the liquor traffic in certain districts should continue until Parliament otherwise determined, if he will state when he will give the House of Commons the opportunity of expressing its determination as to the continuance or otherwise of the State management?
As the decision of Parliament embodied in the Act of 1921 is not yet a year old, I have no sufficient ground for asking the Leader of the House to find time for a further discussion of this question.