HC Deb 11 April 1940 vol 359 cc680-1
18. Mr. Robert Gibson

asked the Minister of Labour whether, as the classes soon to be called up contain an increasing number of professional and commercial men carrying on one-man businesses involving heavy commitments and, in the case of abrupt stoppage, acute disorganisation, he proposes to issue regulations dealing with one-man business men; and whether he has any statement to make on the subject?

Mr. E. Brown

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Leyton (Mr. Sorensen) on 21st March, a copy of which I am sending him.

Mr. Gibson

Apart from the question of regulations would the right hon. Gentleman consider making recommendations, and would he include a recommendation that these young men might enter into partnership with old men wherever possible?

Mr. Brown

I shall be glad always to look at practical suggestions, and perhaps the hon. and learned Member will communicate with me.

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