HC Deb 05 February 1941 vol 368 c948
36. Mr. Granville (for Sir Henry Morris-Jones)

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the present unsatisfactory position relating to quotas in the clothing and drapery trade; and will he consider ruling that no compensation or reward be paid to any intermediary between acquirer and disposer of quota and that no disposer be paid a commission of more than, say, 5 per cent. on the value of his quota?

Major Lloyd George

Yes, Sir. I am aware of certain undesirable practices in connection with the sale of goods controlled under the Limitation of Supplies Orders. My right hon. Friend has under active consideration proposals for checking these, and he will certainly bear my hon. Friend's suggestion in mind.