Price Restraint

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prices and Consumer Protection – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 1976.

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Photo of Mr Norman Lamont Mr Norman Lamont , Kingston upon Thames 12:00 am, 2nd February 1976

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the Question asked by the hon. Member for Aberdare (Mr. Evans), unlike the potato, appears to have been well planted and is not a very typical reaction? Will he confirm that many of the items included in the list would not have risen by 5 per cent. in price anyway? Will he therefore answer the question that the Secretary of State did not answer recently, about what the effect of the scheme will be on the index of retail prices?