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Catering Licences, Chorley

Volume 462: debated on Monday 14 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Food how many restaurants, snack bars or shops for the supplying of meals there are in the borough of Chorley.

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asked the Minister of Food how many licences have been granted for the sale of meals, snacks, etc., in the borough of Chorley, since the 1st January, 1946.

asked the Minister of Food why the application for a snack bar by Mrs. F. L. Holmes, 8 Bolton Street, Chorley, was refused in 1946 and also each subsequent application, while later applications by other persons have been granted in the same area.

Mrs. Holmes was refused because there were already five snack bars and one cafe near the premises she was proposing to open as another snack bar. The existing number of snack bars is adequate to meet the needs of the neighbourhood. Two later applicants were given catering licences in this part

BILLINGSGATE MARKET
AVERAGE DAILY DELIVERY OF FISH*
Period 1st January to 16th February
Port of Despatch1949194819471946
TonsTonsTonsTons
Aberdeen38483033
Other Scottish Ports70825657
Grimsby47614143
Hull871008083
Fleetwood35452629
Milford Haven21311819
Other English or Welsh Ports†150162121122
Northern Ireland101289
Total458541380395
TRANSPORT SERVICE
By Road54442329
By Rail404497357366
Total458541380395
Notes.—* Includes Shell-Fish.
†Includes imported boxed fish coming in at Newcastle, Harwich and Tilbury.

of Chorley. The first because he was a returning ex-Service man re-opening his pre-war business. The second because it was to provide a restaurant which was needed in the area. Mrs. Holmes' proposed snack bar would not have provided the service of meals which was required in the area.