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Footwear (Retail Margins)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 20 May 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the result of the inquiry into the footwear retail margins, which it has been proposed should be reduced by 5 per cent. from present levels.

The inquiry into retail margins for footwear which was begun some months ago was suspended until some estimates could be made of the effects of the fuel crisis on turnover during 1947. No specific reductions in the margins were proposed. The discussions will shortly be resumed.