HC Deb 03 December 1979 vol 975 c28W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what evidence is available to demonstrate the abuse of dual pricing.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

I understand that the hon. Member is referring to comparisons of selling prices with recommended retail prices. As a study of the newspapers will show, there is ample evidence of abuse in relation to electrically powered and similar domestic appliances, consumer electronic goods, carpets and furniture. I have therefore decided to ban such comparisons in these sectors from 10 December.