HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 c637W
Captain BAGLEY

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade what commodities have been released from control since the Armistice; and how does the present retail price of each commodity compare with its controlled price?


No complete list is available of commodities from which control has been removed. The following are included among those from which control has been or is about to be entirely removed: Bricks, cement, timber (other than pitwood), paper, tobacco, matches, cotton (other than Egyptian), hemp, copper, lead, zinc, tin. In addition, the control of many other commodities has been or is about to be greatly relaxed. To answer the latter part of the question fully an inquiry would be necessary. If the hon. and gallant Member presses for the information, I will cause inquiry to be made.