§ Mrs. Wills
asked the President of the Board of Trade is he will give the number of price-fixing cartels operating in this country; and what steps he is taking to put an end to these organisations which restrict the freedom of those not connected or desirous of submitting to conditions imposed by them.
§ Sir S. Cripps
The number of such arrangements is unknown. The Government intend to use their powers, 181W particularly price control, to prevent antisocial practices such as charging excessive prices.