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Price Increase Proposals

Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will seek powers requiring all proposed price increases to be referred to her Department and accept any such increase only when the need for an increase has been established to her satisfaction.

Price increases for Category I and II manufacturing and service firms have to be notified in advance to the Price Commission. Proposed increases are rejected or modified if they are not in accordance with the provision of the Price Code. In addition, I have the power to refer to the Price Commission for inquiry any question

Percentage Change
Fish retail price indexFish wholesale price index
April 1972 to April 1973+25·7+58·8
April 1973 to April 1974+31·7-4·9
April 1974 to April 1975+7·1+20·3 (Provisional)
1974
January to February-2·0-9·8
February to March-15·4
March to April+1·0-3·3
April to May……+1·0-5·6
May to June-1·0-4·8
June to July-1·0-1·5
July to August+1·0-6·6
August to September+1·0+28·9
September to October+2·2
October to November+2·6
November to December+1·0+7·6
December to January+3·0+4·6
1975
January to February-1·0-25·5
February to March+3·7
March to April+2·9+23·8 (Provisional)