HC Deb 12 July 1955 vol 543 cc154-5W
19. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the President of the Board of Trade to publish the evidence taken by the Monopolies Commission for their Report on Collective Discrimination.

Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the conflict of opinion within the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission, disclosed by the difference between the majority and minority reports on collective discrimination, he will publish the evidence on which the reports are based, so as to enable hon. Members to form their own conclusions.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

No. The evidence which in the nature of things contains confidential information about the individual trading position of firms was given on a voluntary basis on the assumption that it would not be published.

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