§ 38. Mr. James Hudson
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the Brighton Corporation has passed a resolution to the effect that applications made by persons already occupying business premises in Brighton or Hove, shall not be entertained in respect of shops on the council's housing estates; and whether, to prevent discrimination of this kind, he will consider legislation designed to provide equality of opportunity for all classes of retailers including multiples, individual traders and co-operative societies.
§ Mr. Hudson
If my right hon. Friend is unable to recommend legislation, could he suggest any means by which he could impress upon the local authority the necessity to allow members of the Cooperative Society, 90 per cent. of whom at least are in new districts, to have the opportunity to shop in co-operative shops in these districts?
§ Mr. Marlowe
Is the Minister aware that the residents in this area can get on perfectly well without the assistance of the hon. Member for Ealing, West (Mr. J. Hudson)?