§ Mr. J. DAVISON
asked the President of the Board of Trade the cost incurred in connection with the Standing Committee on the investigation of prices of the Profiteering Act Department in pursuing investigations, the results of which have not been published?1081W
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
I am unable to give the particulars desired by the hon. Member owing to the impossibility of determining with accuracy what proportion of the general costs of Central Committee should be allocated to particular inquiries, and to arrive at even an approximate estimate would entail considerable labour and expense, which I do not consider justifiable.