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Retail Prices (Reductions)

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Food what items of food and confectionery have been reduced in price, at the nearest convenient date, by comparison with the year 1947; and by how much such retail prices have fallen.

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to foods for which there is a controlled maximum price. The following is the list:

ItemReduction in controlled maximum price
Canned Imported Fruit:s.d.
Size 1 can3
Size 2½ can6
Canned Tomatoes:
Size 3 can½
Size 10 can13
Carre de l'est—per whole cheese3
Imported Jam:
Apricot—per 1½ lb.1
Nut Kernels:
Almonds—per lb.8
Cashews—per lb.1
Bananas—per lb.2
Pears—per lb.1
Sugar Confectionery—per lb.2
Toffees and Caramels—per lb.4