asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how many cases have been taken against companies which have refused to provide information to the Price Commission since 1973; and what were the levels of fines levied in each case.
There have been 10 such prosecutions by my Department. Questions about prosecutions for breaches of orders or notices issued by the Price Commission are for my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General, for cases in England and Wales, and my right hon. and learned Friend the Lord Advocate for cases in Scotland.