HC Deb 02 May 1968 vol 763 cc233-4W
Mr. Alec Jones

asked the President of the Board of Trade what action has been taken by his Department to find tenants for the two factories at present unoccupied in the borough of Rhondda.

(2) whether he is satisfied that the benefits derived from the use of modern methods and technology in the manufacture of furniture, and from the close cooperation between management and trade unions in the industry, resulting in the maximum utilisation of resources and a good quality product at minimum cost, are being reflected in the retail prices being charged to consumers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dell

The question of distributors' margins in the furniture industry has already been referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes. I have no doubt that points such as those raised by my hon. Friend will be considered in the course of the Board's investigation.