HC Deb 28 May 1968 vol 765 cc189-90W
27. Mr. Dobson

asked the Minister of Power how many notifications of price increases have been made to his Department; and how many have been approved, how many rejected and how many referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes to the latest convenient date.

Mr. Freeson

From 20th July, 1966, to 15th May, 1968, the Department received 89 proposals for price increases under the early warning arrangements. Sixty-six were accepted including some which were modified, 2 rejected and 21 withdrawn. None of these specific proposals was referred to the N.B.P.I., but there have been six references to the Board in the fuel sector.