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Soap (Sales)

Volume 413: debated on Friday 24 August 1945

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asked the Minister of Food whether retailers may refuse to sell soap except to customers registered for sugar; and whether persons registered for sugar with a retailer who does not sell soap may re-register with another retailer.

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes, Sir," but he must not impose a condition of sale. The answer to the second part of the Question is that the fact that a retailer does not sell soap would not be regarded by itself as sufficient reason for allowing a transfer of registration for sugar. Soap may, of course, be obtained from retailers other than grocers.