HC Deb 01 August 1944 vol 402 cc1138-9
6. Major Conant

asked the President of the Board of Trade when carpet manufacturers will be informed what price they are entitled to charge for carpets manufactured under the A licences issued to them on 11th February.

Mr. Dalton

Such licences have been issued to carpet manufacturers since 1942 and the prices which they may charge are those approved by the Central Price Regulation Committee in November, 1941. Proposals are now under consideration for the manufacture of a further limited quantity of carpets of specified types, and for the fixing of prices for these.

Major Conant

When will these proposals become effective?

Mr. Dalton

The trade is being taken into consultation about it now. We are aiming at getting a number of serviceable carpets of a cheaper kind. The prices, I understand, will be lower than those charged under the A licence.