§ Mr. William Rodgers
Provided that traders make full use of opportunities for 225W price reductions, or for offsetting cost increases elsewhere, afforded by the removal of the import surcharge, we would expect a small, but helpful effect on prices overall during the coming months.
As my hon. Friend said in reply to Questions on 1st December, we shall be keeping a close watch on developments.—[Vol. 737, c. 593–5.]