§ Sir R. Gower
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are being taken to bring to the notice of all men in the Fighting Services that they will, 593W if they wish, be granted priority to resume their business as retail traders after the war.
§ Mr. Dalton
As I have previously stated, licences will be granted as a matter of course to ex-Servicemen on the Board of Trade Register of Retail Traders who wish to re-establish themselves in their former businesses after the war. Special steps, which have been taken at my request, to bring the Register to the notice of men serving in H.M. Forces, both at home and overseas, were outlined in the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Balham and Tooting (Mr. Doland) on 25th January last.