HC Deb 14 June 1945 vol 411 c1827W
Commander Prior

asked the President of the Board of Trade under what power exporters of cosmetics are compelled to purchase their supplies from a list of firms supplied by his Department; and if these firms are to have a monopoly.

Captain Waterhouse

The Toilet Preparations (Nos. 3 and 4) Orders, 1943, made under the Defence Regulations, stipulate that exporters buying cosmetics from manufacturers can only buy from those whose names are on the Toilet Preparations Register. There is no question of monopoly, since the Register contains about 600 names, and the Board of Trade are always ready to add the name of any new manufacturer who has genuine prospects of developing an export business.