HC Deb 27 January 1959 vol 598 c87W
61. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he proposes to take to reduce the cost of living following the Prime Minister's recent visit to the north-east of England.

Mr. Amory

I refer to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 18th December to the hon. Member for Erith and Cray-ford (Mr. Dodds). If costs do not arise, competition among traders should produce reductions in some prices.

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