§ 24. Mr. Patrick Jenkin
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State 650 for Economic Affairs whether he will refer the recent increases in the prices of certain national newspapers to the price review body.
§ Mr. George Brown
No decisions have yet been taken on the cases to be referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes.
§ Mr. Jenkin
Does the First Secretary of State recognise that certain popular newspapers have had the largest percentage price increases in the last twelve years of almost anything but that at the same time their quality has increased? This shows the futility of this whole exercise.