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 Jeff Rooker Mr Jeff Rooker , Birmingham, Perry Barr 12:00 am, 11th October 1976

I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer and congratulate him on his appointment to the Cabinet, but will he say why, having given that figure which is still 13·8 over 12 months, the Government are proceeding with the abolition of food subsidies when their retention was a main plank in the election manifesto on which we came to power?