Retail Trade Licences

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 1944.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Fraser Mr Thomas Fraser , Hamilton 12:00 am, 24th October 1944

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he proposes to take in a case where an application has been refused for a retail trade licence under the Location of Retail Businesses Orders, and the applicant opens and stocks the proposed shop with articles related to the trade in which he had been turned down, such as cycle tyres, etc., radio valves, and offers these for sale to the public on condition that they are fitted on the premises, so as to be recognised as a repairing business out-with the scope of the Orders.

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

If my hon. Friend has any particular case in mind, I shall be much obliged if he would send me the details.

Photo of Mr Thomas Fraser Mr Thomas Fraser , Hamilton

Is not my right hon. Friend aware that a position has been created such as is alleged in the Question, and is he able to do anything about the rest of the matter?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

My hon. Friend's Question is in rather general terms and I would much rather deal with the matter in the light of particular cases. If he has a particular case, I will undertake to look into it.