§ 28. Mr. Doland
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken to bring the register of withdrawing retail traders to the notice of persons concerned, particularly those serving in His Majesty's forces at home and overseas.
§ Mr. Dalton
The Register of Withdrawing Retail Traders has been given wide publicity both in the Press and on the Air. Stocks of application forms for admission to the Register have been supplied to Chambers of Trade and Commerce and Citizens Advice Bureaux. The Service Departments and the Ministry of War Transport have taken special steps, at my request, to bring the Register to the notice 522 of men serving in His Majesty's Forces at home and abroad and in the Merchant Navy, and also of British Prisoners of War. In addition, I have just arranged for the Register to be given publicity in periodicals circulating among the Forces in the Middle East. I am most anxious that the Register shall be made known to all concerned, and I shall be very grateful for any help that hon. Members can give.