HC Deb 06 April 1943 vol 388 c468
7. Mr. Turton

asked the President of the Board of Trade the average price of six-valve wireless sets in Cairo and London, respectively?

Mr. Dalton

I am informed that the average price, including Purchase Tax, of six-valve wireless sets in London is about £16. I have no information about the price of such sets in Cairo.

Mr. Turton

Would my right hon. Friend make the necessary investigations to see what price the troops are having to pay in Cairo? I believe it is something like 100 per cent. in excess of the English price.

Mr. Dalton

My hon. Friend will appreciate that I have no jurisdiction to fix prices in Cairo.

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