HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 cc1208-9
50. Mr. Black

asked the Minister of Food what restrictions are still in force on the opening of retail food shops; and whether these remaining restrictions can now be removed.

Mr. F. Willey

A Ministry of Food licence is still required to sell by retail rationed meat and offal, fresh milk, or chocolate and sugar confectionery. With some other rationed and points rationed foods, certain conditions have to be satisfied before supplies can be made available; but in general, there is no restriction on genuine entrants to the retail grocery and provisions trade. I can assure the hon. Member that these restrictions are constantly under review, and will be removed as soon as the need for them has gone.

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