HC Deb 06 February 1940 vol 357 c36
67. Mr. Leonard

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade whether he is aware that imported flash-lamp bulbs, which at the end of August were selling at 2s. 6d. per 100, have new risen to 16s. 6d.; and whether any steps are being taken to stop this profiteering?

Major Lloyd George

I am aware that high prices have been charged at times for imported bulbs. The Prices of Goods Act has been applied to electric torches and accessories therefore; and if the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars of any cases which he has in mind, I will ask the appropriate Price Regulation Committee to look into them.