asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether he will submit the forthcoming increases in television rental charges to the new Price Commission, under the Price Commission Bill when enacted.
No. The facts about TV rental were set out in the report which the Price Commission completed last winter. The new Commission will be able to take account of them, and of other relevant factors, when considering any increases in TV rentals prenotified to it. Increases prenotified up to 31st July must comply with the present Price Code.