HC Deb 20 April 1921 vol 140 cc1872-3
46. Major KELLEY

asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing that the miners and other workers in the country have been asked to live on wages which in most cases are greatly reduced, he will consider the issue of a national appeal to those who sell the daily necessities of life to our workers to make also a sacrifice by selling those necessary goods at as small a profit as possible, compatible with a fair and reasonable return, thus lessening the hardships caused to our workers by any wage reduction?


I have no reason to think that undue profits are being made, and I am afraid that no result of practical value would be obtained by such an appeal as my hon. Friend suggests.