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Absinthe

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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43.

asked the Home Secretary whether he is prepared to introduce legislation forbidding the manufacture, sale, and use of absinthe in this country?

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that legislation has already been passed by France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany, forbidding the sale and manufacture of this drink, and is this country going to lag behind those Continental countries in this matter?

I am aware of the facts as stated by the hon. and gallant Member, hut so far as I am aware there is no ground for taking action in this country.