HC Deb 06 November 1968 vol 772 cc94-5W
Mr. Eadie

asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received about the prices of children's clothing and footwear; and what action he plans to take.

Mr. Dell

Since the end of the Prices Standstill in June, 1967, we have received 50 complaints, all from members of the public. In co-operation with manufacturers of clothing and footwear, the Board of Trade keep a constant watch on factors affecting manufacturers' costs and on the movement of prices. We have no evidence of unjustified price increases; but shall continue to watch the situation closely.