HC Deb 20 May 1941 vol 371 c1407W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of exorbitant prices charged by some shopkeepers for candles, sold owing to electricity failure during or after air raids; and whether he will take action to guarantee a sufficient supply and a reasonable price for this commodity?

Mr. Lyttelton

I have had no complaints brought to my notice recently about the prices charged for candles or about a shortage of supplies. Candles are price-regulated goods under the Prices of Goods Act, and if the hon. Member will send me any specific information he has of overcharging for them I shall be glad to have it investigated.

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