§ Mr. Mapp
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will refer to the National Board for Prices and Incomes the price increase just announced to local authorities in the North of England of 23.5 per cent. by the Automatic Telephone Electric Company in respect of the servicing charges of traffic signals.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
No. The Ministry of Transport has had the opportunity of satisfying itself that increases of varying sizes in the schedule of charges in force since November, 1962, could not be avoided.