HC Deb 29 September 1942 vol 383 cc652-3
24. Major Peto

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that profiteering on urgent family requirements such as perambulators, cots and all kinds of baby clothes still continues unchecked; and whether he will investigate any cases brought to his notice with the object of restraining this exploitation of young married couples?

Mr. Dalton

The prices of all the articles referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend are subject to control either under the Prices of Goods Act, or under Orders that I have made. If he will bring to my notice any cases of alleged profiteering, I will have them investigated. It is also open to any member of the public to report such cases to the local price regulation committee.

Major Peto

While thanking my right hon. Friend for his answer, might I also ask him whether that applies to secondhand goods?

Mr. Dalton

Yes, Sir.