HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 cc1726-7
106. Mr. C. WASON

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the discrepancy between prices charged for necessities of life not only as between town and town, but as between shop and shop, and that margarine, as an example, varies in London from Is. to 6d.; and if he will consider the advisability of putting up notices at certain post offices of fair prices for the more important necessities of life?


I am aware that different qualities of the same commodity are commonly sold at different prices, as in the instance cited by my hon. Friend, and that it is common for the same article to be sold at various prices in shops catering for different classes of customers. The action suggested by my hon. Friend might, I think, do more harm than good.