HC Deb 20 July 1943 vol 391 c697W
Viscountess Davidson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the practice of some shopkeepers, selling goods which are saleable only on the surrender of coupons, to open their premises for limited periods to the great inconvenience of the public; and will he consider the possibility of refusing supplies to shopkeepers who do not afford adequate facilities to the buying public?

Mr. Dalton

If the Noble Lady has any particular case in mind, perhaps she will let me have particulars and I will look into it. In many cases, no doubt, part-time closing of shops is due to shortage of staff.