§ 106. Mr. Willey
asked the Minister of Food which of the price-controlled foodstuffs have increased in price since 1st November, 1951; by how much per 120W appropriate unit; and which foodstuffs which were price controlled on 1st November, 1951, have subsequently been decontrolled.
§ Major Lloyd George
The following price-controlled foodstuffs have increased in price since 1st November, 1951, by the amounts stated:
Commodity Increase in maximum retail price Bacon 1s. 3d. per lb. (weighted average). National Bread 1½d. per 1¾ lb. Butter 6d. per lb. Cheese (rationed) 1s. 0d. per lb. Compound Cooking Fat-Lard. 2d. per lb. Condensed Milk ld.-2d. per can. Flour (National or Imported). 2¾d. per lb. Flour (Self-Raising) 2½d. per lb. Margarine 2d. per lb. Carcase Meat 4d. per lb. (average). Canned Corned Meat 1s. 8d. per lb. Milk ½d. per pint. Potatoes 4d. per 7 lbs. (weighted average). Note: The prices of potatoes always show seasonal rises. The average price increase since June, 1952, is ½d. per lb. Rice (whole) 5d. per lb. Sugar (domestic) 1d. per lb. Syrup and Treacle ½d. per lb.
The following foodstuffs which were price controlled on 1st November, 1951, have subsequently been decontrolled:
- Cereal Fillers.
- Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery.
- Cocoa Powder and Drinking Chocolate.
- Cream (clotted).
- Eggs and Egg Products.
- Flour Confectionery.
- Meat Products and Canned Meats (other Canned Corned Meat).