Confectionery Retail Licence, Erith

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28 March 1945.

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Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey 12:00, 28 March 1945

asked the Minister of Food if his attention has been drawn to the objection by the borough of Erith Chamber of Commerce to the granting of a licence for selling confectionery to Mr. Younger, at 113, High Street, Erith; if he is aware that his divisional food officer stated that as, Mr. Younger is connected with a multiple firm, he is under the Ministry's present arrangements, in a favoured position as compared with single owner businesses; and if he will reconsider his policy in this respect.

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

Yes, Sir, the attention of my right hon. and gallant Friend has been drawn to the matters set out in my hon. Friend's Question. The statement by the Licensing Officer of the London Food Division was incorrect and should not have been made. The object of the policy of my right hon. and gallant Friend is at all times to give equal treatment to all classes of traders and to avoid favoured treatment for any.