HC Deb 29 April 1971 vol 816 c202W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of State for Defence why he will not cease the present practice whereby his Department keeps under constant review the prices and charges for which he has responsibility and initiate a system of monthly reviews of such prices and charges to enable him to show from month to month to what extent since June, 1970, the Government's policy of reducing prices and costs is operating so far as it affects his departmental responsibilities; and whether he will make a statement.

Lord Balniel

It would not be practicable to review all prices and charges as often as once a month.