§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to prevent companies withdrawing supplies to retailers who offer their products at bargain prices to consumers.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
Investigation of anti-competitive behaviour such as refusal to supply or withdrawing supplies is the responsibility of the Director General of Fair Trading under the competition legislation. Where a refusal to supply is connected to resale price maintenance the Resale Prices Act 1976 has effect. Any evidence of such behaviour should be drawn to the Director General's attention.