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LIQUOR CONTROL. BY TRUST P.A. INVERCARGILL, Thursday. "Even now in its operations the Trust claims that it effects certain major advantages in the conduct of the liquor trade over the system of private enterprise," stated Mr. Hugh Ritchie, chairman of the Invercargill Licensing Trust, in giving, evidence on behalf of the Trust at the sitting of the Licensing Commission to-day. "The law, it believes, is strictly observed. "The majority of abuses in licensed districts have been the supply of liquor to persons under 21, the supply of liquor to persons in a state of intoxication and after-hour trading. The sale of liquor to persons under 21 is a very difficult problem,. but the Trust takes every precaution to see that no mistakes are made. The Trust is convinced that, as the employees have no financial concern in pushing illicit sales, it maintains the highest standard in New Zealand in this respect. The same applies to the sale of liquor to persons already in a state of intoxication. It is satisfied that its servants exercise the utmost care in this respect. "As regards after-hour trading, the Trust is satisfied that it simply does not exist." , y-

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ADVANTAGES CLAIMED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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ADVANTAGES CLAIMED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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