HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 c7W
48. Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if, in order to discourage differential trading and protect the consumer, he will consider introducing legislation similar to the United States Robinson-Patman Act, a copy of which is in his possession, and if he will make a statement.

Sir J. Eden

No. The evidence suggests that such legislation would give rise to considerable anomalies and be unlikely to achieve the advantages intended by my hon. Friend.

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