Retail Prices

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

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Photo of Hon. Tim Sainsbury Hon. Tim Sainsbury , Hove 12:00 am, 12th April 1976

May I congratulate the right hon. Lady on her new appointment as Paymaster-General, which will enable her to personify the link between pay and prices? Does she recall that the Prime Minister spoke last week of the need for Ministers to tell the truth and explain the facts? In the light of the figures she has just given, will she reconsider her view that the rate of inflation is not twice but only somewhat above that of our major competitors?