HC Deb 30 January 1951 vol 483 c98W
91. Mr. Harrison

asked the President of the Board of Trade what controls, both of price and distribution, he contemplates restoring to stop the maldistribution and excessive pricing of many commodities in general use.

Mr. Rhodes

As far as price control is concerned, I would remind my hon. Friend that some raw materials and many consumer goods (including all goods produced under Utility schemes) are subject to price control already. I would also refer my hon. Friend to the answers given on 7th November to my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton-on-Tees (Mr. Chetwynd) and on 12th December to my hon. Friend, the Member for Battersea, South (Mrs. Ganley). Measures of control to ensure a proper distribution of essential commodities within the Board of Trade field will be introduced where they appear to be necessary and practicable.