HC Deb 04 August 1942 vol 382 c828
4. Mr. De la Bère

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now in a position to make a statement regarding the Government's intention to impose a price regulation on the sale of petrol for pocket lighters, in view of the many instances where the public have been called on to pay for this petrol in small bottles at a rate that works out at over £2 per gallon?

Mr. Dalton

Yes, Sir. I expect to receive recommendations for the making of a Maximum Prices Order from the Central Price Regulation Committee this week.