§ 77. Mr. Molloy
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, in order to obtain the co-operation of the working population of the nation and to ensure equity, what steps the Government envisage to prevent unjust price increases during the period of severe; restraint.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
As my hon. Friend knows, the Government intend to publish shortly a White Paper setting out340W the criteria for prices and incomes during the period of severe restraint. During this period the Government will continue to examine rigorously any price increases which do not appear to meet the criteria. The statutory powers under Part IV of the Prices and Incomes Act will remain in force.