§ 62. Mr. Burden
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he is aware that on 135W 1st April the prices of ordnance survey maps were doubled; and if he will refer the matter to the National Board for Prices and Incomes for a decision as to whether this increase is justified.
§ Mr. Albu
We are aware that there have been substantial price increases in some cases, but my right hon. Friend does not think that a reference would serve a useful purpose. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Land and Natural Resources gave a full explanation in a Written Answer on 23rd February of the plans for speeding up the re-survey programme and of the increases in map prices, royalties and other charges which were in consequence necessary.