Check Trading

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons on 8th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

While I have received a large amount of correspondence on this subject, I have seen few signs of spontaneous opposition on the part of wage-earners to the prohibition of poundage, and I see no reason for altering my decision, which was arrived at after the most careful consideration, and does not imply the prohibition of check trading, but only of additional charges to purchasers over and above the maximum prices now fixed.