HC Deb 13 March 1947 vol 434 cc249-50W
Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Food whether he will grant a wholesale food and vegetable licence to Mr. E. A. Hewett, 62, Ealing Road, Brentford, whose second application was sent in to his Department in January, in view of the fact that Mr. Hewett wishes to restart, at the same premises, a business he operated before the war.

Dr. Edith Summerskill

A form of application for a wholesale trading licence in fresh fruit and vegetables was received from Mr. Hewitt on 6th February, but the information contained in it was incomplete and to save time and correspondence, Mr. Hewett was asked to call at the Ministry to give the additional information required. He did so on 19th February, but because of the destruction of his prewar records further inquiries have been necessary. As soon as they are completed, the decision will be communicated to him.