§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that cosmetic manufacturers and94W
additional employment, industry by industry.
§ Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody
The information is given in the following table:
retailers of their products are going to reduce prices by 10 per cent.; and whether he will refer to the National Board for Prices and Incomes prices charged by these firms 12 months ago when taxes and costs were lower.
§ Mr. Dell
There has been speculation in the Press about the effect on retail prices of the ending of resale price maintenance by cosmetic manufacturers; but I am aware of no proposals by manufacturers or established retailers to reduce prices. I do not think that a reference to the National Board for Prices and Incomes on the lines suggested by my hon. Friend would be appropriate.