HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 c106W
74. Mr. Black

asked the Minister of Works how many applications for licences have been received by his Department to enable shop-fitting work to be carried out in connection with the opening of retail shops; and how many have been granted and how many refused during the past year to the nearest convenient date.

Mr. Stokes

It is not practicable to distinguish between shop-fitting and other work to bring shops into use, but in the 12 months ending 31st October, 1950, 1,967 applications were received for work to enable shops to open, of which 1,250 were granted and 714 refused; three are still under consideration.