HC Deb 08 March 1955 vol 538 c27W
Mr. Oliver

asked the Minister of Works to state in detail the new trading arrangements adopted by manufacturers and merchants of cast-iron rainwater goods to bring their arrangements into conformity with the Report of the Monopolies Commission.

Mr. Birch

The "Rainwater Agreements" entered into by the British Iron-founders Association and associations of merchants were cancelled as from 1st January, 1952, when new trading arrangements conforming with the recommendations of the Monopolies Commission came into operation. These arrangements make merchant terms available to all genuine distributors of rainwater goods, whether members of merchant associations or not, and whether or not they purchase only from members of the British Ironfounders' Association.