The British Home Secretary, Mr. Reginald Maudling, has announced that a committee of inquiry will?
The British Home Secretary, Mr. Reginald Maudling, has announced that a committee of inquiry will be set up to review the country's laws governing the sale of liquor. At present British public houses may open for a strictly limited number of hours each day. They must close between three and five in the afternoon and by half-past ten or eleven o'clock at night.
The general demand is for more freedom in the regulations governing drinking hours. In particular people want to be able to drink later at night.
There is also a demand for public houses or bars where children can be taken. At present no-one under the age of 14 is allowed into a pub; and no-one under the age of eighteen is allowed to drink beer, win or spirits in a pub.
The tourist association and the tour companies want the law changed so that people can order drinks with meals at whatever time of day they choose to eat.