Foodstuffs (Prices).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 14th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr John Swan Mr John Swan , Barnard Castle

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asked the Prime Minister if the Government has yet considered the advisability of introducing powers so as to obtain a reduction in the cost of foodstuffs by reinstating the Retail Prices Order, so as to enable the people to exist on the wages that are at present being paid?

Photo of Sir William Mitchell-Thomson Sir William Mitchell-Thomson , Glasgow Maryhill

I have been asked to reply. I would refer to the answer which I gave on 10th February to the hon. Member for Abertillery.