HC Deb 26 June 1956 vol 555 cc32-3W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will introduce legislation to compel fertiliser manufacturers to keep their prices stable for at least 12 months, in view of the tendency for manufacturers to increase prices following an extension of the subsidy.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

No. I do not contemplate introducing legislation to control the prices of fertilisers. I am informed that recent increases in the prices of fertilisers are attributable to increases in costs, particularly of transport and coal.