HC Deb 21 November 1939 vol 353 cc996-7
11. Miss Ward

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the issue of the Coal Prices (Inland Supply) Order, 1939, which gives power to coal-owners to raise the price of coal irrespective of contract prices, he intends to take similar action with regard to other industries?

Mr. Stanley

No, Sir. There were special considerations affecting the price of coal.

Miss Ward

May I have an assurance that in future the Government will not embark on a policy which involves prejudicing the sanctity of contracts without giving the House a statement on it?

Mr. Stanley

The Order was made publicly.

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