Manufacturing Industry Costs

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 Dennis Skinner Dennis Skinner , Bolsover 12:00 am, 11th October 1976

Would it not be sensible to tell the Opposition that one reason—not the only one—why this problem is with us is the intense speculation against sterling by their friends and, perhaps more importantly, the constant hoarding of commodities and the buying-in of commodities that has pushed up prices during the past nine months?