HC Deb 14 October 1941 vol 374 cc1218-9
8. Dr. Russell Thomas

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has now made an order controlling the price of shoe repairs?

Sir A. Duncan

No, Sir. Discussions are proceeding between the Central Price Regulation Committee and the trade about the control of boot and shoe repairing charges, and I hope a decision will be reached soon.

Dr. Thomas

Does my right hon. Friend realise that this matter has been before the Price Control Committee for nearly two months, and is it not time that something should be done owing to the high prices charged in evacuation towns?

Sir A. Duncan

I hope that a decision will be reached soon, but this has been a very complicated and difficult question.

Mr. Rhys Davies

When the right hon. Gentleman speaks of the trade, does he include the trade unions affected?

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