HC Deb 12 July 1966 vol 731 cc181-2W
68. Mr. Dempsey

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what steps he is taking to restrict increases in incomes derived from rents, interest, profits and dividends, with a view to avoiding inflation and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Albu

My hon. Friend will have noted the proposals in the Prices and Incomes Bill now before the House. Increases which are inconsistent with the criteria set out in the White Paper on Prices and Incomes Policy are liable to be referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes for examination. They may also be restricted by fiscal and other measures.