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Company Investigations

Volume 938: debated on Monday 7 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how many companies are currently being investigated by the Price Commission ; and if he will publish their names in the Official Report.

The Price Commission currently has under investigation, in accordance with Sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Price Commission Act 1977, certain prices, or intended price increases, of the following enterprises:

  • Barclays Bank Ltd.
  • British Railways Board
  • Central Electricity Generating Board
  • Electricity Council—acting as agent of and on behalf of the area electricity boards in England and Wales
  • Fisons Ltd. (Agrochemical Division) Metal Box Ltd.
  • South Western Electricity Board—in respect of tariffs for the Isles of Scilly
  • Tate and Lyle Refineries Ltd.
  • UG Glass Containers Ltd.
The Commission also has under investigation the margins of 14 enterprises or sole traders engaged in the distribution of coal in South-West Wales.