HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 c283W
64. Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Minister of Food what has been the increase in the price of stearine since 1st March, 1948; and to what factors this increase is attributable.

Dr. Summerskill

The price of imported Stearine has not been changed since September, 1947. The price of Stearic Acid was increased by £20 17s. 6d. per ton as from 1st February, 1948, on account of the increased cost of raw materials.