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Government Surplus Stores (Resale)

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 12 May 1949

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he takes to prevent profiteering in the resale of Government surplus stores which have been auctioned.

Traders who sell Government surplus goods which have been bought at Ministry of Supply auctions are not exempt from price control, and a warning to this effect is given whenever price controlled goods are sold by auction. I do not think any other action is required. No complaints of alleged breaches of price control regulations in respect of such goods have been received for some considerable time by the local price regulation committees.