HC Deb 24 May 1968 vol 765 c149W
Mr. John Lee

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many persons employed in her Department are currently engaged in the supervision of retail prices.

Mrs. Castle

My Department is responsible for co-ordination of the productivity, prices and incomes policy. The various sponsoring departments are responsible for watching retail price trends in their particular sectors working in close touch with my Prices Division, none of whom are engaged exclusively in watching retail price trends.