HC Deb 13 May 1948 vol 450 c236W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the President of the Board of Trade what increase of prices has been authorised by Government order since the announcement of the price standstill; and what is the annual amount of these increases to the general public.

Mr. H. Wilson

I assume the hon. Member refers to the Standstill Orders which came into force on 3rd May. Increases above the prices charged in the basic period have been authorised in the case of cotton cloth, travel and fancy goods made wholly or mainly of leather and certain paper goods. I am unable to estimate the annual amount of these increases.