§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Minister of Technology what warning he was given of the recent increases in Fison's products; if he will now refer these increases to the National Board for Prices and Incomes for examination and report; what representations he has receiving from gardening societies about these increases and what reply he has sent; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ridley
The previous administration was given advance notice in accordance with the "Early Warning" arrangements of increases from 1st May in Fison's prices for certain garden fertilisers, and concluded that they did not warrant reference to the National Board for Prices and Incomes. No representations on the subject have been received.