HC Deb 19 February 1919 vol 112 cc965-6W

asked the Minister of National Service whether the Retail Business (Licensing)Order, 1918, is to be continued and made permanent so as to prevent aliens, neutral or enemy, from opening new businesses in competition with Service men and their dependants; and whether he is aware of the general satisfaction in the country at the course taken by the Ministry, as evidenced by resolutions of the city councils of most of the principal towns of the United Kingdom?


Arrangements have been made to ensure that the administration of this Order will be continued at any rate during the period of demobilisation. I have bad abundant evidence of its usefulness not only from the sources indicated by my hon. Friend, but also from the various associations which are most closely concerned with the welfare of the serving and discharged soldier.

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