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Mr. H. Wilson:
Even if the right hon. Gentleman will not answer that, will he answer this question? Is it still the Government's policy that the request to the nationalised industries to freeze their prices for a period ending this spring should be continued for a further period and that private industry should also maintain such a price freeze as it introduced last year? Will the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether the Government's policy is still as stated in the Prime Minister's "plateau" speech at Newcastle last May?
As the right hon. Gentleman is aware, the nationalised industries are under a statutory obligation, taking one year with another, to pay their way. They must have regard to that, but the general policy of restraint, of course, continues.
If that is the case, it was also the case last year. Could the right hon. Gentleman not give a further explanation of this point for the guidance of the nationalised industries?