HC Deb 26 February 1919 vol 112 c1791W

asked the Minister of National Service if it is still necessary for everyone who desires to open a new retail shop to obtain a licence under the Order issued in 1918; whether this Order applies to discharged or disabled men from the Navy and Army; and whether, in view of it preventing many of these men from earning a living in small businesses for which they have experience, he will consider as to cancelling this Order as regards all ex-Service men who have served in the present War?


I have been asked to answer this question. The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the last part, I would refer the hon. Member to the answers sent on Wednesday and Thursday last to the hon. Member for Edge Hill and to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Deptford.