Electric Lamps (Monopolies Commission Report)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Lewis Mr Arthur Lewis , West Ham North 12:00 am, 7th July 1952

asked the Minister of Supply if he will give an assurance that the Electric Lamp Manufacturers' Association have now implemented the recommendations of the Monopolies Commission Report, in accordance with the agreement made between him and the association.

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Wandsworth Streatham

I am assured that the Electric Lamp Manufacturers' Association have made the necessary changes in their rules and methods.

Photo of Mr Arthur Lewis Mr Arthur Lewis , West Ham North

May I take it that all the changes which they have made are in accordance with the promise they made to the Minister arising from the Question which I put down a month ago?

Photo of Mr Marcus Lipton Mr Marcus Lipton , Lambeth Brixton

Does this mean that the public are now to get cheaper and better lamps, because that is the prime test of whether the whole thing has been worth while or not?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Wandsworth Streatham

That is quite a different question.