HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 c517
Mr. Russell

Mr. Speaker, I beg to present a Petition, signed by about 5,000 persons from all over the United Kingdom, as follows: The Humble Petition of the undersigned sheweth that whereas, on and after 27th March, 1949, facilities for selling soap are made available to new traders being retailers with food registrations, chemists, druggists and hardware merchants, credits are not granted to new traders being hairdressers, drapers and fancy goods stores. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that the House of Commons will alleviate this grievance by including hairdressers with the new traders who, from 27th March, 1949, having been identified as those normally expected to retail soap, have been granted facilities for selling it. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. Petition to lie upon the Table.