§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs how many applications to increase prices have been made to his Department by manufacturers or retailers since 20th July, 1966; and in how many cases the requested increase was approved.
§ Mr. Frederick Lee
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply on 15th December, 1966, to my hon. Friend the Member for West Ham, North (Mr. Arthur Lewis) in which it was explained that notifications by manufacturers of proposed price increases are made not to my Department but to the Department with special responsibility for the industry concerned.
There has been no request to retailers to notify proposed increases.—[Vol. 738, c. 140.]