HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 c969
9. Mr. Day

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider appointing a Departmental committee for the purpose of inquiring into the tendency towards the effect of combinations and monopolies?

Mr. Stanley

I have no evidence to suggest that a general inquiry into this question is desirable.

Mr. Day

Does the Minister agree that the rationalisation of industry is a mysterious process?

Mr. Stanley

The hon. Member will recall that the Prime Minister has just promised an inquiry into certain aspects of the position in the coal industry.