HC Deb 05 December 1950 vol 482 c41W
70. Mr. Shepherd

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the undesirable practice of mentioning certain trades in the Monopoly Commissions' Report without producing any evidence whatsoever; and whether he will give consideration to the introduction of amending legislation to render this unnecessary.

Mr. Rhodes

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the Board of Trade's Annual Report on the operation of the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices (Inquiry and Control) Act, 1948. I do not accept the implications in the first part of the Question and the answer to the second part is, therefore, "No."