HC Deb 25 February 1954 vol 524 c56W

Whereas it appears to the Board of Trade that conditions to which the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices (Inquiry and Control) Act, 1948, applies prevail as respects the supply of metal windows and metal casement doors (considered, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the conditions apply, as one description of goods) manufactured to standard sizes and designs: Now therefore the Board in pursuance of Section 2 (1) of the said Act hereby refer to the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission for investigation and report the matter of such supply. The Commission shall as respects such supply, investigate and report on

  1. (1) whether conditions to which the Act applies in fact prevail and if so in what manner and to what extent;
  2. (2) the things which axe done by the parties concerned as a result of or for the purpose of preserving those conditions; and
  3. (3) whether the conditions in question or all or any of the things done as aforesaid operate or may be expected to operate against the public interest.