Concentration of Industry (Soft Drinks).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 4th August 1942.

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Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , Bournemouth

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in connection with the proposed abolition of trade marks, labels, goodwill and brands in the pooling of products resulting from the concentration of manufacture in the soft drinks industry, he will take into consideration the prejudicial effect of such an arrangement on old-established firms and on export trade with the complicated financial arrangements necessary to provide compensation; and whether he is satisfied that such conditional pooling is necessary?