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Price Increases

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will publish a table showing the percentage increase in the following commodities, cumulatively, at the end of February and the end of October, in the nine EEC countries; bread, butter, coal, electricity, bacon, bricks, steel and gas.

I understand that the hon. Member is seeking, for each of these commodities, the eight-and four-monthly percentage increases in prices to end-October and end-February respectively from end-February 1974. Available information is as follows:direct the Price Commission to examine flour, the price of which varies according to its type and origin.