§ 60. Mr. Gardner
asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received regarding price increases imposed by hairdressers; and whether he will refer these increases to the National Board for Prices and Incomes.
§ Mr. Darling
Complaints concerning a very small proportion of the total number of hairdressers have been received and are being investigated. My right hon. Friend is not satisfied at present that there is aprima facie case for referring the trade's prices to the National Board for Prices and Incomes, but he is considering whether to refer certain conditions in this trade to the Monopolies Commission.