HC Deb 02 October 1941 vol 374 c723
85. Mr. Tinker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that one trading concern has declared that the savings effected by the repeal of the Medicine Stamp Duties under the Pharmacy and Medicines Act will be passed on to the public; and can he say if this is being done by the trade in general and, if not, what steps will he take to have attention drawn to it?

Sir K. Wood

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, the answer is also in the affirmative so far as I am aware, but if, in a particular case, my hon. Friend has information to the contrary, I would suggest that it might be possible to proceed under the Goods and Services (Price Control) Acts, 1939 and 1941.

Mr. Tinker

Will the right hon. Gentleman explain how he can proceed under that Act?

Sir K. Wood

Perhaps the hon. Member will see me, and I will endeavour to explain it.