HC Deb 24 May 1911 vol 26 cc410-1W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been directed to the alleged restraint in trade endeavoured by the Imperial Tobacco Trust, by the Coats' Thread Trust, and the Anglo-American Oil Trust; whether he will inquire into their methods and operations; and whether, if necessary, the Board of Trade will take measures to safeguard the retailers and consumers?


I shall, of course, give careful consideration to any information which may be laid before me, but as at present advised, I do not think that such an inquiry as is suggested would serve a useful purpose.

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