HC Deb 02 November 1973 vol 863 c36W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will give details of the number of cases where companies have refused to divulge details of their profits as requested under the Government's prices and incomes policy; in how many of these cases prosecutions have ensued; and with what results.

Sir G. Howe

There has been no case which would yet justify the conclusion that a company is refusing to divulge details of its profits. It follows that there have been no prosecutions. As its most recent report indicates, the Price Commission is fully aware of its responsibility to enforce the price code and is prepared to initiate action against any cases of unjustifiable delay.