asked the Minister of Supply whether he has considered correspondence forwarded to him by the hon. Member for Colchester on the subject of the increased percentages by which prices are charged in the case of bolts, nuts, etc.; and whether he will give an assurance that in making changes in controlled prices due regard is paid to the convenience of traders and to representations made on their behalf.
Yes. I can assure my hon. Friend that representations from traders are fully considered when changes are made in control prices, but I should not be justified in raising the maximum prices of controlled products solely to simplify the preparation of invoices.