HC Deb 21 June 1950 vol 476 c1269
17. Mr. Peter Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the high price of kerosene and candles in Dominica; what is the reason for this state of affairs; and what action he proposes to ensure a better supply or a lower price.

Mr. Dugdale

I understand that the main reasons for the relatively high prices of these commodities in Dominica are the small size of the trade and the proportionately high handling costs. I am looking further into the matter.