HC Deb 06 February 1934 vol 285 cc983-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the increase in this country of one-price stores, which select and sell only the most profitable and easily handled goods and do not, for that reason, maintain like the private trader a full range of all kinds of merchandise; and whether he will introduce legislation to limit any addition to their activities, both to protect the interests of British manufacturers and of warehousemen and their empoyés, respectively, who rely for their prosperity on producing and distributing every type of commodity?


I am aware of the development of one-price stores in this country, but I do not think that any intervention by the Government is called for in the public interest.