§ Mr. Holman
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Rolex Watch Company, 1 Green Street, Mayfair, have recently refused to supply their watches to co-operative societies, although in some cases they have been doing business with them for over 25 years; and if he will bring this restrictive practice to the attention of the Monopolies Commission.
Mr. H. Wilson
I am aware of the case, but the matter does not appear to come within the scope of the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices (Inquiry and Control) Act, 1948. I have, however, stated before the Government's view that discriminatory restrictions against cooperative societies ought to be abolished and I am watching the situation very closely.