HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c121W
162. Sir J. Mellor

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an assurance that applications by firms for licences under S.R. & O., 1946, No. 2087, will be dealt with by his regional controllers according to individual merit and not generally according to the class of industry concerned.

Dr. Summerskill

I have been asked to reply. It is within the discretion of the Divisional Officers of my Department to support applications according to merit and it is their practice to do so.