HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 cc1550-1W
Mr. Kennedy

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he has considered any action to meet the complaints from small traders regarding existing restrictions on their supply of rationed goods and the difficulties they are experiencing in the matter of supplies for new customers in their competition with street traders using motor vehicles for the sale of such commodities as matches, aerated waters, etc.?

Major Lloyd George

In view of the answer which I gave on 22nd July to a Question put by my hon. Friend the Member for Kettering (Mr. Profumo) I cannot accept the suggestion that small traders with bona fide food businesses should now experience difficulty in obtaining supplies of rationed foods for their registered customers whether new customers or not. The remainder of the Question does not therefore arise.

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