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Nationalised Industries (Price Increases)

Volume 721: debated on Thursday 25 November 1965

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asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs by what authority his Department seeks to prevent the National Coal Board and other nationalised industries from increasing their prices to the consumer.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the White Paper (Cmnd. 2808) published earlier this month on the arrangements under which certain sectors of industry, private and nationalised, are asked to notify the Government of proposed increases in price and to defer these while the justification for them is examined.