§ Lieut.-Colonel WHELER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the greatly increased cost of sporting cartridges; whether the sale of these cartridges is now entirely controlled by a combine of firms; and whether, in view of the great need of a supply of cheap cartridges for the purpose of killing rabbits and vermin and protection of crops, he will inquire into the present charges by the combine?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
I am aware that sporting cartridges have increased in price, and I understand that the principal makers are now included in Explosives Trades, Limited. I am calling the attention of the Central Committee under the Profiteering Act to the suggestion made by my hon. and gallant Friend in the concluding paragraph of the question.