§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether she is satisfied that representations to her Department by fine art auctioneers in connection with the newly 895W introduced buyers' premium have been made independently from one another.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
Only one firm of auctioneers has been in direct contact with my Department on this matter. The inquiry by the Price Commission into the operation of the premium is a matter for the Commission.