Oral Answers to Questions — Tin (International Control)

– in the House of Commons on 20th October 1942.

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Mr. Graham White:

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is satisfied that the agreement for the International Control of Production and Export of Tin is within the letter and spirit of the Atlantic Charter?

Mr. White:

What arrangements have been made for the protection of consumers?

Photo of Mr Richard Law Mr Richard Law , Kingston upon Hull South West

The agreement should help consumers as much as it helps producers. It is calculated to smooth out violent oscillations in price, which are beneficial neither to producers nor to consumers.

Mr. White:

Would it not be a good idea to give the representatives of the consumers the right to vote?

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Is not this another example of the intention of the Government to retain monopoly interests as long as they can?