Bulk Purchasing

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st January 1954.

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Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Orpington 12:00 am, 21st January 1954

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an undertaking that, when existing contracts lapse, he will put an end to his Department's bulk purchases.

Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth

The Board of Trade does not make any bulk purchases.

Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Orpington

Will my right hon. Friend try to persuade all his colleagues, in the national interest, to stop State trading as soon as possible?

Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth

The Board of Trade does not make any bulk purchases.