HC Deb 29 June 1926 vol 197 c965
6. Mr. HAYES

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the prices, wholesale and retail, of oranges are such that 200 per cent. profit is being made by retailers; and whether he proposes to take any steps to check this profiteering, and thus enable the heavy consignments which have arrived, or are about to arrive, in the port of Liverpool to reach the public at lower prices?


Inquiries which have been made do not confirm the hon. Member's estimate. If he can give any definite information in regard to particular consignments I shall be glad to examine it.