HC Deb 05 November 1945 vol 415 c889
27. Sir P. Hannon

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the attitude of the Government on the preservation and expansion of individual unit traders in our national economy.

Sir S. Cripps

Yes, Sir. The Government believe that the efficient unit shop keeper has a continuing and important role to play in the distributive trade.

Sir P. Hannon

Has my right hon. and learned Friend received a communication from the National Chamber of Trade on this subject; and is he giving the suggestions embodied in the communication sympathetic consideration?

Sir S. Cripps

I am afraid I cannot answer that question without seeing it on the Paper.