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Food Prices

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State Prices and Consumer Protection what are the latest official estimates on the amount by which membership of the European Economic Community has increased food prices in the United Kingdom.

The latest official estimates are that membership of the EEC has not significantly increased or reduced the present overall level of food prices in the United Kingdom. But, of course, the further we get from the date of entry the harder it becomes to estimate what food prices would have been if we had not joined the Community.