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Small Shops

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representations he has received from small shopkeepers about the effect on traditional high streets in rural areas of the development of hypermarkets and superstores; and if he will make a statement.

I receive representations from time to time from individual small shopkeepers or their representative bodies about hypermarkets and superstores; and I give them careful consideration.