HC Deb 13 March 1946 vol 420 c215W
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.