Foreign News: Lady Astor

Lady Aster's bill prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquor to youths under the age of 18 for consumption on the premises where it was sold, passed its second reading by a majority of 282 votes. This is the first legislation proposed by a woman.

The Home Secretary has stated that he cannot undertake to see the bill through committee and a third reading owing to the pressure of business. It seems likely, therefore that the measure will be shelved.

The reading was followed by some amusing and spirited discussion. Lady Astor remarked to her fellow...

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