§ Sir G. Wills
asked the Minister of Technology whether, in view of the hardship which it causes to those who have to use these appliances, he will now refer the increase in the price of hearing-aid batteries to the National Board for Prices and Incomes.4W
§ Mrs. Ewing
asked the Minister of Technology what consultations took place prior to the increase in prices of hearing aid batteries; and whether this increase is to be referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes.
§ Mr. Benn
Prior notification of the proposal to increase the prices of these batteries was given to my Department and the proposal was discussed with the manufacturers.
As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer given to similar Questions in the House today.