HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 c727W
Mr. Kirby

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken to ensure a reasonably good supply of children's toys for sale at Christmas; and whether he has taken any steps to control prices?

Mr. Dalton

I have allowed registered manufacturers and wholesalers to supply an additional quantity of toys and children's indoor games between 13th September and 30th November in order to increase the supply available for Christmas. By an Order made last April, I have limited the margins of profit which manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers may charge for toys and indoor games and, in addition, I have fixed an overriding maximum retail price of 24s. 5d.