Oral Answers to Questions — Palace of Westminster – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th March 1955.
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asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he proposes to take to restrain United Kingdom firms from agreeing on identical prices when tendering for contracts overseas.
My right hon. Friend has no powers to intervene, except where the Monopolies Commission has reported that such an arrangement is against the public interest.
Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware of the recent case of cable exports to New Zealand, where identical prices are reported to have been quoted? Does he not think that this may be damaging to the reputation of British exports?
There is a later Question on that subject on the Order Paper.
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