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Confectionery Retailers

Volume 131: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1988

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14.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has of the numbers of retailers of confectionery in the United Kingdom in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987; and if he will make a statement.

It is estimated that at least 75,000 retail businesses in Great Britain sold some confectionery in 1986, but this figure does not cover incidental sales by small retailers or by many non-retail businesses.