§ 67. Brigadier Low
asked the Minister of Food when he expects to be able to extend licences to fish and chip shops in Blackpool which were licensed up to 1941; and whether he has considered the hardship caused by refusal to grant these licences in cases where the previous licensee was a member of the Forces and the present applicant is either the same member of the Forces, or another member of the Forces, who is demobilised.
§ Dr. Summerskill
Any application by an ex-trader to reopen a fish and chip shop which he had to close because of the war, would normally be granted under the priority arrangements for the reinstatement of ex-traders. These arrangements do not, however, extend to the reopening of a business by a person other than the original owner. Any such application would be considered in the light of public need for an additional business.