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Business Rents

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what percentage effect she estimates the relaxation of the business rents freeze will have on the retail price of food, and on the prices of food and drink sold in public houses.

I understand that the overall effect on the prices of food and drink is likely to be very small.

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what representations she has received concerning the effects on the price of food and drink, including beer, as a result of the relaxation of the business rents freeze.

I have received three letters about the decontrol of business rents, to which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment will reply.