HC Deb 02 November 1948 vol 457 c52W
Mr. Prescott

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that by virtue of higher prices, Purchase Tax and increased cost of overheads, small businesses are finding their financial resources insufficient; and what steps are proposed to alleviate this position.

Mr. Bottomley: No.

I am not aware that the factors to which the hon. Member refers are creating difficulties for small businesses which are not shared by other sections of the community.