HC Deb 13 December 1939 vol 355 c1220W
Mr. Windsor

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the great shortage of No. 8 torch batteries; that these batteries, formerly sold at 3½d., which includes a rise in price, are being retailed in many places at 6d. and 8d.; and whether he will take steps to prevent this unwarrantable rise in price?

Mr. Stanley

I have received complaints that high prices are frequently charged for torch batteries. The question' of applying the Prices of Goods Act to electric torches and refill batteries is under consideration.

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