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Price-Controlled Goods

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Food to what extent his recent decision to allow increased profits to grocery and provision merchants on a number of price-controlled goods will entail an increase in the price-controlled cost to the consumer.

The cost of these necessary adjustments will be reflected in the trading accounts of my Department. They will, therefore, like other cost changes, affect the price of food to the consumer, in due course.