HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1257W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on what grounds the local Food Control Committee refused to grant a licence for the re-opening of a shop known as No. 134, Cavendish Street, Ipswich?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I understand that the Ipswich Food Control Committee considered on 6th November an application for the issue of a licence to sell by retail at 134, Cavendish Street, Ipswich, some of the foodstuffs mentioned in the Schedule to the Food Control Committees (Local Distribution) Order, 1939. The committee refused to grant the application on the ground that the applicant was not in business before the outbreak of war as a food retailer and that there were an adequate number of shops already existing in the vicinity.