§ Mr. George Brown
As indicated in paragraph 6 of Command Paper 2808 I am anxious to ensure that the arrangements for "early warning" do not create an excessive burden of additional work in relation to the objectives of the system. With this in mind I would not necessarily regard it as essential for notifications of price increases to be made by manufacturers whose business (for example, as measured by turnover) is quite small in relation to that of the industry or trade concerned as a whole. I am not, however, in favour of exempting proposed price increases from these arrangements on the grounds that they fall below a certain percentage level. This might create the erroneous impression that a small price increase is necessarily free from objection. The considerations set out in Command Paper 2639 show clearly that this is not so.