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Electrical Torches And Batteries

Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that electric torches are not included under category of electrical goods for trade purposes, and whether he will consider revising this Order?

In the Schedule to the Location of Retail Businesses Order, 1942, there are separate categories for electrical torches and batteries and for electrical goods and appliances (other than torches and batteries). If a trader wishes to deal both in electrical goods and in torches and batteries he must apply for a licence for both categories. I see no reason, therefore, to revise this Order.