HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 cc1549-50

Whereas it appears that the price of articles are, to the detriment of the people, being enhanced in some cases by the charging of prices yielding an unreasonable profit to the persons engaged in the production, handling, or distribution thereof:

Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


I think the Preamble to the Bill wants some improvement.


There is an imperfection in the first line. It was due to some failure of the typewriter or the printing machine, when dropped one letter. I did not know whether or not it was necessary to move that the letter "s" should be restored to make the word "prices" not "price."

Amendment made: Leave out the word "price" ["price of articles"], and insert instead thereof the word "prices."

Preamble, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported; as amended, to be considered to-morrow (Thursday), and to be printed. [Bill 190.]