127. Mr. Gammons
asked the Minister of Health how many of the shops on the two new Municipal Housing Estates in Wolverhampton have been allotted to the Co-operative Society; whether this number is in proportion to the number of customers registered with the Co-operative Society in the neighbourhood; and whether applications from ex-Service men and private traders were considered on an equal footing at the time the decision was made.
§ Mr. Bevan
I am informed by the local authority that of the 23 shops proposed six have been allotted to the Co-operative Society out of ten applied for and that the allocation was based on a consideration of the respective needs of private traders and of the Society. The types of shop to be allotted will be decided when applications for tenancies of all the shops are invited. Information on the second part of the Question is not available.