§ 75. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that within hours of the commencement of the seamen's strike a number of commodities were increased in price; if he will introduce legislation to prevent these increases being passed on to the consumer; and whether 146W he will ask the National Board for Prices and Incomes to investigate all price increases since 16th May, 1966.
§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will refer to the National Board for Prices and Incomes all food price increases made since the start of the seamen's strike.
§ Mr. Hoy
I would refer my hon. Friends to the replies to Questions yesterday on the subject of food price control. We are prepared to take immediately any steps which we consider necessary but voluntary co-operation has, so far, worked well. We are not therefore considering a reference to the National Board for Prices and Incomes.