HC Deb 27 May 1946 vol 423 c125W
64. Mrs. Middleton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will arrange that licences to ex-Servicemen to start businesses carry with them a guarantee that the men to whom they are granted shall be enabled to obtain a fair allocation of the goods or raw materials with which these industries or businesses are concerned.

Mr. Belcher

Circumstances vary greatly between one trade and another, and many Departments are concerned. I am satisfied that it would not be practicable to make a uniform arrangement such as my hon. Friend has in mind; but if my hon. Friend has any particular cases in mind affecting the Board of Trade and will let me have details, I shall be glad to look into them.