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Bread

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how much more is paid for bread in the rural areas than in urban areas; and if she will make a statement.

:I regret that information on retail bread prices is not available in a form which enables comparisons to be made between rural and urban areas. As was explained when the Bread Prices Order was brought into operation, we are studying the pattern of geographical price differentials for bread in consultation with interests concerned.

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will indicate by means of a geographical breakdown what areas in Wales pay the higher price for bread.

The Bread Prices Order 1974 makes provision for different awarded to IRA internees at Long Kesh following their interrogation by the Royal Ulster Contabulary special branch in 1971.

:Damages totalling £90,000 have been settled on seven claims arising out of the use of interrogation techniques described in the Compton Report (Cmnd. 4823). The individual amounts paid were: £16,000; £15,000; £14,000; £12,500; £11,250 (two cases); £10,000.