§ 55. Mr. Biffen
asked the President of the Board of Trade why he has referred the charges for hairdressing to the Monopolies Commission rather than the National Board for Prices and Incomes.
§ Mr. Roebuck
asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the outcome of his inquiries into two complaints forwarded to his Department by the hon. Member for Harrow, East, concerning increases in the price of women's hairdressing.
§ Mr. Darling
My Department are in touch with both of the firms referred to but so far neither has provided all the information which we need in order to assess the justification for price increases. I will inform my hon. Friend by letter of the outcome of our inquiries.