HC Deb 22 July 1941 vol 373 c765
6. Mr. Gordon Macdonald

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is prepared to extend the general licence issued, enabling registered wholesalers to supply to retail shops without restriction up to 30th August of this year, in order to include domestic crockery, holloware tins, buckets and similar articles?

Sir A. Duncan

No, Sir. The general licence to which the hon. Member refers suspends the quota limitation on the supply of certain kinds of clothing, the consumption of which is controlled by rationing. Domestic crockery and holloware are not rationed and the issue of a general licence for these goods would remove all control over their supply and thus defeat the purpose of the Limitation of Supplies Order.

Mr. Macdonald

Has my right hon. Friend's Department received any communication on this question, and is there not some action he could take to deal with the matter?

Sir A. Duncan

If my hon. Friend has any particular case in mind and will let me have particulars, I shall be glad to look into it.

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