HC Deb 14 July 1959 vol 609 cc16-7W
Mr. Hamilton

asked the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been drawn to the trading activities of the firm about which the hon. Member for West Fife has written to him; and what steps he intends to take to protect the public against such activities.

The Lord Advocate

I have received a number of complaints about the trading activities of the firm referred to. These complaints are at present being investigated. Until these investigations are completed I cannot say whether there are grounds for any proceedings being taken.

Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Lord Advocate what inquiries he has made into the trading activities of the firm, particulars of which have been sent to him by the hon. Member for Dundee, East; and what action he proposes to take.

The Lord Advocate

Inquiries are at present being made into the trading activities of the firm to which the hon. Member refers. Until these inquiries are completed I cannot say what action, if any, will fall to be taken.

Index of import prices Index of export prices Consumer price index Purchasing power of the £
July, 1945=100 year 1945 = 100*
s. d.
1946 103 108 103 19 5
1947 126 123 110 18 1
1948 140 134 119 16 10
1949 143 137 122 16 5
1950 162 145 125 15 11
October, 1951 215 181 141 14 2
* Figures based on July, 1945, are not available and these two series have therefore been calculated taking the year 1945=100. The adjustment to October, 1951, has been estimated from the movement in that year of the Interim Index of Retail Prices.