§ 3. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Minister of Food how many applications have been made and granted to open fish and chips shops since local food committees received instructions to grant licences to genuine applicants.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
Can my right hon. Friend say how these new licences are distributed geographically as between, say, London, provincial towns and rural areas? Do the figures reveal whether there is, in my particular area, a widespread unsatisfied demand for fish and chips shops?
§ Mr. Shurmer
Is my right hon. Friend aware that in Birmingham, fish and chips shops are opening close to businesses already being carried on, and that things are going too far in this matter?