HC Deb 08 September 1942 vol 383 c45W
Mr. E. Walkden

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his inquiries into the price of fuel for cigarette lighters are yet complete; and whether he will fix maximum prices to prevent the present profiteering?

Mr. Dalton

Yes, Sir. I have now signed an Order fixing maximum prices for all kinds of lighter fuel for manufacturers and distributors. This Order comes into force on 31st October, and I am advised that its effect will be to reduce by about 20 per cent. the retail prices of the most popular sizes of bottles and tins of lighter fuel.

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