HC Deb 23 March 1943 vol 387 c1463
37. Mr. Sloan

asked the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of utility goods have been sold at maximum price?

Mr. Dalton

I regret that this information is not available.

Mr. Sloan

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in the clothing trade in particular at least 80 per cent. of the clothing manufactured is sold at maximum prices, irrespective of the quality?

Mr. Dalton

There is nothing illegal in selling at the ceiling price, or maximum price, but what is illegal is to sell above it. My hon. Friend will, I am sure, appreciate that I could not possibly check up on all the information he asks for in a manner which would allow me to answer his question adequately, as I have not the means at my disposal.