HC Deb 12 July 1955 vol 543 cc1726-7
26. Mr. Janner

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the recent deputation from the Association of Municipal Corporations with regard to the price rings which are operating in respect of tenders for contracts to local authorities; and what steps he proposes to take to prevent the continuance of such practices.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

There was a useful discussion of the Report recently prepared by the Association on these matters. As recently announced, I have decided to refer to the Monopolies Commission the general question of common price agreements, level tendering, and similar practices, and the Association will be at liberty to give the Commission any evidence it wishes.