HC Deb 04 March 1965 vol 707 cc300-1W
99. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what steps he has taken or intends to take to ensure that where manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers increased their prices on the grounds of the increased costs resulting from the 15 per cent. import surcharge they will reduce them when the surcharge is reduced by 5 per cent.

Mr. Foley

My right hon. Friend hopes that the manufacturers and distributors concerned will recognise their responsibility to reduce prices without the need for Government intervention.