HC Deb 06 June 1921 vol 142 c1521

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Standing Committee on Trusts at its final meeting on 18th May last passed unanimously a Resolution declaring that the work of inquiry into the formation and operation of trusts and combines should not be permitted to lapse; if so, can he state whether the Committee is disbanded; and, if such Committee has been allowed to lapse, will he state what steps he is taking to prevent trusts and monopolies from using their position to the detriment of the community?

4. Major KELLEY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he still proposes to introduce the legislation for restriction of trusts and combines promised in substitution for the Profiteering Act?


The answer to the first two parts of the first question is in the affirmative. For the rest I would refer to the reply given by the Prime Minister on the 2nd June to the hon. and gallant Member for Finchley, of which I am sending to the hon. Members copies.