HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 c79W
9. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Food by how much cocoa and chocolate prices will rise in this country as a result of his decision to pay American prices for cocoa from British West African Colonies.

Mr. Strachey

The consumer prices of chocolate confectionery will be increased by amounts varying from 6d. to 1s. 2d. per lb., according to the quality and amount of chocolate used, and averaging about 10d. per lb. This will also take into account other increases in manufacturers' costs. No decision has yet been taken as to the retail price of cocoa.