§ The Minister of Power (Mr. Richard Wood)
No, Sir. The Board's prices must continue to depend on its financial position.
Will the right hon. Gentleman also consider the case of the British Motor Corporation, which is similarly placed? The corporation has huge stocks and yet its prices are going up.
§ Mr. Watts
Does my right hon. Friend agree that, in general, when a trading concern has surplus stocks, lower and not increased prices will sell them? Would he not also agree that the recent increase in the price of coal, made when Parliament was in recess, has not only caused hardship but has priced coal out of the market in favour of fuel oil?