HC Deb 15 March 1920 vol 126 cc1780-1
16. Brigadier-General COLVIN

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the establishment by the Navy and Army Canteen Board of retail shops in certain districts; and whether he can say if these shops compete fairly with civilian tradesmen in the matter of Income Tax, rents, rates, and taxes?


I have been asked to reply to this question on behalf of my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the War Office, to whom it should have been addressed in the first instance. Generally speaking, the trading of the Navy and Army Canteen Board has been confined to stores situated on War Department property. During the War, however, shops were set up by the Board in certain towns; these establishments were in the nature of a war-time measure, and are being closed.

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