HC Deb 28 November 1957 vol 578 c139W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that there has been a continued fall in the world price of food, raw materials, and minerals, and that imports of these items are costing less; and whether, in addition to his request to trade unions to restrict wage demands, he will make a formal appeal to employers, industrialists, and manufacturers to pass on the lower costs of these imports to the British public by reducing the prices of food and manufactured articles.

Mr. Birch

I am aware that import prices generally have fallen. The Government will continue to make clear to all concerned the need for restraint in prices and costs at home.

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