HC Deb 25 March 1952 vol 498 cc42-3W
109. Mr. H. Johnson

asked the Minister of Works whether, in view of the fact that painting and decorating does not consume materials in short supply, he will free painting and decorating work from all licensing restrictions.

Mr. Eccles

I cannot see my way to removing painting and decorating work from licensing control. There is a shortage of painters during the summer months. Licences are issued freely in winter months to reduce seasonal unemployment, and I should like to see more painting deferred from summer to winter.