HC Deb 13 June 1921 vol 143 c7
6. Colonel NEWMAN

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will ascertain if a British trust, known as the Wall Paper Manufacturers, with an authorised capital of £5,000,000, gives a 10 per cent. rebate to dealers or decorators who pledge themselves not to deal with any concern outside the combine, with a further agreement that the rebate is at once repayable if it can be shown that they have dealt with any rival concern; and is he aware how gravely this restriction operates on the public by limiting their range of choice when making their purchases?


I understand that an arrangement of the nature indicated by my hon. and gallant Friend has been in operation in connection with Wall Paper Manufacturers, Limited, for some time past; but no complaints from consumers as to any adverse effects of the arrangement have been made to my Department.

Colonel NEWMAN

If I bring cases before the right hon. Gentleman, will he look into them?


Certainly. That is what I am here for.