HC Deb 23 October 1919 vol 120 cc169-70

asked the President of the Board of Trade what measures Thad been taken to check the operations of trusts and to deal with speculation under the Profiteering Act?


The first step taken in connection with the investigation of the operations of trusts has been to examine prices. I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given yesterday by my right hon. Friend to the hon. Member for the Elland Division, to which I might add that inquiries are being made into the costs and profits at all stages in the handling and distribution of fish, and that special Sub-Committees are at present investigating cotton, tobacco, soap and farriery.