HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 cc37-8W
Mr. Silkin

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many complaints of overcharging have been dealt with by the Central Price Regulating Committee; how many prosecutions have been recommended; and how many convictions obtained?

Sir A. Duncan

The Central Committee have received from local committees recommendations for prosecutions under the Prices of Goods Act in 29 cases. Requests for proceedings have so far been made to the Board of Trade by the central committee in 24 cases; 9 of these have been heard and convictions obtained.