§ Mr. DENNISON
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that a certain manufacturers' association is declining to supply merchants with additional material on the ground that the goods already supplied to them were sold below the association's retail rates, with the result that orders which would have been placed at home are being sent abroad; and if he will take steps to make it illegal for such associations to refuse to supply retail traders on these grounds?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
I am not aware of the particular case to which the hon. Member refers. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.1056W
owners for ships detained with coal cargoes on board during the coal stoppage last year. The Government have, however, undertaken to refund actual out-of-pocket expenses in those cases in which shipowners were not able to recover such expenses from the receivers of the cargo.