HC Deb 02 February 1961 vol 633 cc1177-8
35. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the President of the Board of Trade what inquiries his Department has made into the restrictive practices of milk carton machine manufacturers which are delaying the introduction of new distributive methods.

Mr. Maudling

The Registrar of Restrictive Trading Agreements will consider any information tending to show the existence of a restrictive trading agreement registrable under the Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1956.

Mr. Stonehouse

Will the President of the Board of Trade draw to the attention of the Registrar the activities of carton manufacturers, who are demanding an excessive commission and so restricting the development of this new technique?

Mr. Maudling

I shall be very glad to receive from the hon. Member and forward to the Registrar any information he cares to let me have.