Bacon (Prices)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Joseph Godber Mr Joseph Godber , Grantham 12:00 am, 2nd December 1957

I realise that the figures used by the hon. Gentleman came from the Grocer. They are figures produced by one wholesaler, and they are based on a percentage increase on wholesale prices. However, the retail prices of some of the main multiple retailers show a very different picture indeed, there being substantial reductions over the period. They have received a little more, but have certainly not reached the price level in November to which the hon. Gentleman referred.