HC Deb 12 March 1941 vol 369 cc1296-7W
Mr. Robertson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will consider, in the interests of the war effort, and of the butchers, the compulsory closing of all retail butchers' shops on three weekdays each week, the remaining days being ample for the sale of present and prospective supplies of meat?

Major Lloyd George

Butchers' shops are already closed on one or more days in the week in a number of districts by voluntary arrangement among the butchers themselves, and I would prefer to leave the arrangements to voluntary local decision in the light of local conditions rather than impose them by compulsory order.

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