HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 c2296
61. Mr. Lambert

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will give an assurance that, in fixing prices for farm produce, he will take into consideration the increase in railway and other transport charges.

Mr. T. Williams

Yes, Sir, so far as information of any recent or prospective changes is available at the time of the review.

Mr. Lambert

In view of the fact that constant increases in prices, resulting in increases in costs of production, make the guaranteed prices out of date almost before they are published, will the Minister consider instituting a sliding scale to keep costs and prices in line?

Mr. Williams

That, of course, would involve amendment of the 1947 Act. which is not contemplated.