Small Traders.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 10th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir Ian Fraser Sir Ian Fraser , Lonsdale

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether consistent with the national interest, he will do everything he can to sustain in business as many as possible of the small shopkeepers who are efficient, in view of the valuable services they render?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

The Retail Trade Committee are about to consult trade organisations on the best way of dealing with the problems inevitably confronting all classes of shopkeepers at this time. I realise to the full the good service which efficient shopkeepers perform for the community, and I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that, consistent with maintaining the full war effort, I will do what I can to help them.