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Price-Fixing Cartels

Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade is he will give the number of price-fixing cartels operating in this country; and what steps he is taking to put an end to these organisations which restrict the freedom of those not connected or desirous of submitting to conditions imposed by them.

The number of such arrangements is unknown. The Government intend to use their powers, particularly price control, to prevent antisocial practices such as charging excessive prices.