HC Deb 19 October 1966 vol 734 c42W
28. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that fruit and vegetable wholesalers at the Stratford Market, East, raised prices of all packages of produce by 2d. per item purporting to cover the cost of the Selective Employment Tax; and, as this tax is only costing some £120 per week, whereas the wholesalers are receiving £605 per week from these extra charges, what action he proposes to take to prevent this overcharging.

Mr. Hoy

I understand that no wholesalers there are now charging an additional 2d. per package, and that the extra charge is 1d. in the £. The National Board for Prices and Incomes is examining all distributive costs in the industry.