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Sweets (Retail Licences)

Volume 464: debated on Monday 2 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food when he expects to allow the free opening of new sweets shops and the selling of sweets from slot machines.

As I told the House on 25th February licensing for sweets retailers will have to be retained until supplies are available to stock new shops as well as to cover the increased demand following de-rationing. It is not yet possible to forecast when this will be.