HC Deb 15 March 1917 vol 91 c1299W

asked the Secretary to the Local Government Board with regard to the case of a hairdresser who has all his capital invested in a shop and fittings, who has had to close his shop on being called up to join the Army, who cannot get a manager to take his place and who cannot sell the fittings except at a ruinous sacrifice, whether the Civil Liabilities Committee is carrying out the intention of the Government in granting him a rent grant for his business premises for six months only, instructing him to get rid of the business within that period; and whether, in the case of businesses ruined in such manner, it is proposed to take any steps to assist the owner to start in business again at the close of the War?


If the hon. Member will give me particulars of the case he has in mind. I shall be pleased to make inquiries regarding it.