§ 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 Sixty-six were accepted including some which were modified, 2 rejected and 21 withdrawn.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.