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The Rise and Progress of Whisky-Drinking in Scotland free pdf Excerpt from The Rise and Progress of Whisky-Drinking in Scotland: And the Working of the 'Public-Houses (Scotland) Act, ' Commonly Called the Forbes M'kenzie Act The Act usually known in Scotland as the Forbes M'Kenzie Act, 16 and 17 Victoria, cap. 67, came into operation May 21st, 1854. The bill, about which so much has been said, as bearing on the cause of sobriety and good order in Scotland, was introduced into the House of Commons by the gentleman whose name it bears- but having vacated his seat before the measure had made much progress, it was watched over, and carried through, mainly by Mr Gumming Bruce. In the House of Lords it was under the charge of Lord Kinnaird, and, as I once stated at a public meeting in Edinburgh, his lordship also did a great deal privately, by his personal exertions, to promote its passing through the House of Commons- and he may thus be said to have been the chief author of the Act. Its short title is 'Public-Houses (Scotland) Act.' I need not state to the people of Scotland that the leading provisions of the Act are two in number - (1, ) That there shall be no selling of intoxicating drinks on Sundays, except to bona fide travellers, and (2, ) That there shall be no selling of such drinks during any day of the week after eleven o'clock at night. These two provisions are so manifestly just in themselves, and so conducive to the welfare of society, that I am happy to say they have commended themselves to the great body of the people of this country. There is, however, an active and influential section of the community who have always been opposed to these provisions, and who have been using all the means in their power to get the Act modified or repealed- and they have endeavoured to procure the appointment of a Parliamentary Committee to inquire into the working of the Act, with a view to accomplish their object in this indirect way. The ostensible movers in this cause are a committee of Glasgow publicans and spirit dealers, but they are privately receiving the sympathy and support of influential distillers, and other persons who do not publicly come forward to advocate their cause. They are also supported in their efforts by a portion of the public press, and by a small number of Scotch members of Parliament. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Duncan M'Laren
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331918642
EAN : 9781331918646
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 54 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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