§ 36. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he can make a statement on the panel of investigators set up to inquire into the prices of second-hand motor vehicles?
§ Captain McEwen
As the House was informed in answer to a Question by my 203 hon. Friend the Member for Denbigh (Sir H. Morris-Jones) on 16th June, my Noble Friend has appointed a Panel of Investigators to inquire into the prices of second-hand vehicles. Their terms of reference are as follow:To consider how far the general level of prices of second-hand motor vehicles or secondhand motor vehicles in any particular category-is above the level of prices prevailing for similar motor vehicles immediately before the war; to what extent any increases in these levels are in general justifiable; and to what extent such increases, if any, are leading to undesirable results.The Panel of Investigators is composed of the following four consulting engineers:
The panel have already held preliminary meetings and have started their investigations. They have been asked to report as soon as possible.
- Mr. Wm. D. Duncan Connall.
- Mr. H. V. Stephenson.
- Mr. W. Jardine.
- Mr. J. G. Dainty.
§ Major Lyons
As no member of the public is on that panel, do I take it that representations received from the public will be considered before it comes to a decision?