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Hairdressers (Supplies)

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 10 April 1951

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the price-fixing mechanism of the Hair dressers' Trade Association involves the withholding of supplies of hairdressers' sundries from hairdressers failing to ob serve the association's minimum price levels; and what action he proposes to take to ensure that any hairdresser who refuses to raise his minimum price to 1s. 6d. in accordance with the association's recent decision, will be enabled to receive his normal supply of sundries.

We are not aware of the existence of any arrangement for the withholding of supplies from hairdressers, such as that described by my hon. Friend; but if he has any evidence of such a practice we will look into it.