HC Deb 06 November 1970 vol 805 c476W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further steps he proposes to take to ensure that the introduction of decimalisation does not lead to price increases.

Mr. Higgins

The Decimal Currency Board will continue to remind traders that decimalisation need lead to no overall increase in price levels and to urge the use of the Shoppers' Table for retail price conversion wherever practicable. The Board will distribute to the public a free guide to decimal money, containing the Shoppers' Table. Public and Press vigilance, the good example set by most traders and the pressures of competition will best deter unjustified increases.