HC Deb 01 February 1965 vol 705 c234W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what approximate percentage increases have taken place during the last three months in the following industrial costs, namely, petrol prices, railway fares and freight charges, and electricity, gas and coal prices.

Mr. Foley

None, for electricity, gas, coal or fuel oil. There was no general increase in railway fares and freight charges, although there may have been increases in some items locally. The prices of petrol increased by about 10 per cent. as a result of the increase in tax from 11th November.