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Jamaica (Chain Stores)

Volume 446: debated on Wednesday 28 January 1948

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action has now been taken by the Government of Jamaica in regard to the expansion of chain stores; and whether he is satisfied that small retailers in Jamaica receive a fair share of imported goods for retail distribution.

The Government of Jamaica is now considering the report of the Committee appointed in 1946 to make proposals in the matter of limiting the expansion of chain stores. The answer to the second part of the Question, is in the affirmative.