My hon. f-riend wants
to know what kind of police force. I mean an economic police force which will prevent private enterprise from running hog-wild. I do not mean putting anyone up against a stone wall or anything of that sort. But this is not radical. My hon. friend would be surprised to know that fourteen years ago the price spreads commission made some recommendations as to how to prevent price spreads such as they had investigated at that time, and one of their recommendations was public ownership and operation. They gave the reasons for it:
Public ownership, for a variety of reasons- to provide a competitive check on private enterprise, to supplement ineffective regulations over a monopoly, to control consumption, to provide revenue . . .
And so on.