HC Deb 26 July 1985 vol 83 c785W
Mr. Leigh

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any plans to abolish retail price maintenance for chemists.

Mr. Fletcher

No. Under the resale prices legislation, the Director-General of Fair Trading must demonstrate prima facie evidence of a material change in the relevant circumstances before he may apply to the restrictive practices court to review its judgment exempting ethical and proprietary pharmaceuticals from the general ban on resale price maintenance.

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