§ 32. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what margin is allowed to retailers who sell the publications of Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
§ Mr. Digby
Is not that a considerable rate of discount, and is it not the fact that it is on information like that that the Government are proceeding with the Resale Prices Bill? It it right that the Government should demand such a large rate of discount?
§ Mr. Green
It is not a case of the Government demanding it. As my hon. Friend will appreciate, the Government are conceding it to retailers. I am sure that my hon. Friend will appreciate that there is no necessary connection between allowing a discount and insisting on resale price being maintained.