§ 115. Mr. Osborne
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the response he has received from the leaders of industry to his appeal for lower prices as a means of defeating inflation.
§ 116. Mr. Hunter
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what response he has received from manufacturers following his recent appeals for a reduction in prices.
§ Mr. Barber
My right hon. Friend had an informal talk with representatives of industry on Monday, 7th December, about the trend of prices. He was glad to find that their organisations agreed with him on the importance of stability and recognised that they had a share in the responsibility for its continuance. The four Presidents undertook that their organisations would give careful and speedy study to these matters in the light of what my right hon. Friend said.