§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he proposes to take to ensure full price competition in the cement industry.
§ Mr. Amery
None. The Restrictive Practices Court found that the Cement Makers' Federation's common price agreement did not operate against the public interest because, under this system of pricing, cement manufacturers were willing to accept a substantially lower rate of return on capital than under conditions of free competition.