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Retailers' Repricing

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how many complaints about retailers repricing existing stocks on their shelves have been investigated by the Price Commission; in how many cases the complaint proved to be justified; and what action was taken against the retailers concerned in such cases.

Such information is not kept in this form by the Price Commission. However, I understand that when complaints are investigated the Price Commission usually find that they arise from the repricing of articles with a slow stock turn or goods withdrawn from special offer. Repricing in these circumstances is not precluded by the code.