The Central Price Regulation Committee advised me that, in view of certain cost increases peculiar to the areas to which my hon. Friend refers, a revision of the maximum prices hitherto permitted for these areas was justified.
asked the President of the Board of Trade why the Customs Export of Goods (Control) Order (S.R. & O., No. 320, of 1944), which relates to two Acts of Parliament and modifies another Statutory Rule and Order, contains no explanatory memorandum despite the fact that, while it appears to affect the export of over 40 separate commodities, it cannot be understood unless it is explained.
This Order makes a number of minor additions to, and deletions from, the Export Control List. A full explanation was issued to the general and trade Press and circulated to trade bodies concerned. This explanation was also published in the Board of Trade Journal for 1st April. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of this explanation and am placing another copy in the Library.
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why, in the corrigendum slip to the Emergency Powers (Defence) Benzole and Coal Spirit Order (S.R. & O., No. 172, of 1944), the word coal, when it appears second in the definition coal spirit, means crude coal spirit and refined coal spirit is printed in italic type; and what is the meaning of the corrigendum slip.
The corrigendum slip was issued to correct a printer's error which I regret, and the use of italics was to draw attention to the one word incorrectly produced in the order as printed.