§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why vegetable prices have increased by 5 per cent. during the last four months; and why the price of eggs, cheese and milk has increased by 4 per cent. during the same period.
§ Mr. Soames
The rise in the price index for vegetables between January and April has been purely seasonal and less than usual for this period. The index for milk, cheese and eggs rose by only about 1 per cent. over the same four months.