HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc235-6W

asked the Minister of Labour whether a photo- grapher's business may be started without a licence in any locality, to the prejudice of similar businesses owned by serving soldiers, with the result that such soldiers on demobilisation find their livelihood threatened; and, it this is so, will he take steps to bring photographers' businesses within the Order?


A photographic studio has not hitherto been regarded as coming within the terms of the Retail Business (Licensing) Order unless the prospective proprietor desires to retail frames, photographic accessories, picture postcards, or photographs other than those actually sold to the persons photographed. I am, however, reconsidering the point in the light of the hon. and gallant Member's representation, and I will communicate-further with him in due course.