Candles (Industrial Development Certificate Control)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th March 1972.

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Photo of Mr Sydney Bidwell Mr Sydney Bidwell , Southall 12:00 am, 20th March 1972

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that during the fuel crisis caused by the miners' strike and the incompetence of the Government, there was a grave shortage of candles? Is he further aware that there was profiteering galore and that candles were selling for as much as 6p each in the West End? Will he now take steps for the production of candles at a much lower price in future against the day when the Government run us into another fuel crisis?