HC Deb 05 November 1945 vol 415 c880
3. Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has considered the case brought to his notice of the ex-Serviceman discharged through being medically unfit, whose application to open a small business on his own account in Cupar, Fife, has been disallowed by the local price regulation committee, though an Italian, interned during the war, has recently been allowed to do so; and what action he is taking.

Sir S. Cripps

I am having the case examined, in consultation with the local price regulation committee, and will write to the hon. Member.

Mr. Stewart

Can my right hon. and learned Friend indicate whether the Board of Trade now propose to take a more generous view of the applications of these ex-Servicemen who want to set up in business, and have every right to do so?

Sir S. Cripps

I am afraid that that is another question.