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Price Variations

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Food if he will make a statement showing all the increases in the price of food since 1st January this year.

I will send the hon. Member a detailed list of all price-controlled foods, the prices of which have varied since 1st January.

If the right hon. Gentleman's reply requires it to be sent in the form of a list and if this list appears to be so extensive, can the Minister say whether it is now the policy of the Government to increase the prices of foodstuffs?

No, Sir. The hon. Member heard my reply. I said I would send him a list of all the price-controlled foods, the prices of which have varied. They have varied in both directions.

Can the list be circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT? The matter is one of great public importance.

It is a very long list, but it can be circulated if the hon. Member desires it.