HC Deb 30 July 1941 vol 373 cc1400-1
59. Mr. Hewlett

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether Messrs. Lewis's, Limited, and Messrs. Marks and Spencer, Limited, hold wholesale and/or retail fish licences; and, if so, the dates upon which such licences were first issued?

Major Lloyd George

I assume that my hon. Friend refers to the branches of these firms in Manchester. Messrs. Lewis's, Limited, were issued a retail licence on 6th October, 1939, by the Manchester Food Control Committee under the Food Control Committees (Local Distribution) Order, 1939, to sell fish (wet or fried or in cans, glasses, etc.). Messrs. Marks and Spencer, Limited, were similarly issued a retail licence on 4th October, 1939, to sell fish (in cans and glasses, etc.). Neither of these firms has applied for or received a wholesale licence to sell any type of fish.

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