HC Deb 17 December 1956 vol 562 cc99-100W
71. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that since he removed price control on bread on 30th September flour millers have increased the price of home-produced flour on five occasions; that a 280-lb. sack of flour now costs 109s., which is 14s. more than the lowest price quoted in early October, whereas imported wheat has only risen by 7s. 6d. a sack; and whether, in view of this evidence, he will reimpose price control on flour and bread.

Mr. H. Nicholls

I would refer the hon. Member to replies given to the hon. Members for Blackburn (Mrs. Castle) and Feltham (Mr. Hunter) on 6th and 10th December respectively.