HC Deb 08 April 1965 vol 710 cc91-2W
40. Mr. Burden

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs why he is asking distributors in this country not to pass on to consumers the effects of the 15 per cent. surcharge in view of the fact that it was imposed in order to curtail imports.

Mr. George Brown

Because I believe all businessmen have an obligation to absorb as much as they can of cost increases.