Nationalised Industry Prices

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prices and Consumer Protection – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th October 1976.

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Photo of Mr Robin Corbett Mr Robin Corbett Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 12:00 am, 11th October 1976

Will my hon. Friend confirm that it is the height of hyprocrisy for Opposition Members to complain about the losses of nationalised industries and then to criticise those industries and the Government for seeking to make good the losses by charging economic prices? Will my hon. Friend pay regard to the impact of some of the increases and the rate at which they are introduced, particularly on low-income families and the unemployed?