§ 5. Mr. Cronin
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek powers to enable him to control the 998 prices charged in duty-free shops at airports and on ships.
§ Mr. Cronin
Are not very large profits being made by these organisations—for example, 140 per cent. being considered a normal profit on a bottle of Scotch whisky at duty-free shops? Is it not time that the travelling public were excluded from this scandalous profiteering?
§ Mrs. Knight
Is my hon. Friend aware that some duty-free shops, notably one at Hamburg airport, tell travellers that they are permitted to bring in more duty-free goods than the entitlement actually allows and that many people, believing what the shops say, enter the country with goods on which they subsequently have to pay duty?