HC Deb 10 December 1919 vol 122 c1349W
Captain R. TERRELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the profiteering now in existence in connection with the letting of business offices in the City of London; and whether he feels able to take any steps in the matter?


I am aware that complaints have been made regarding the increased rent being charged for offices. As the Profiteering Act only applies to sales and offers for sale of articles, and as the letting of offices is not the sale of an article, I am unable to take any action in the matter.