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Price Increases

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether she will publish in the Official Report as much information as may be available giving the price of stated items at the latest convenient stated date compared with January 1972 for which her Department may have had any ministerial responsibility in the way of price control.

My Department is responsible for the Price Code which is administered by the Price Commission. The code applies to increases in the price of all goods and services—with certain exceptions—supplied to the United Kingdom home market. It would be impracticable to list all known prices in the Official Report. However, average retail prices for many food items are published monthly in the Department of Employment Gazette.