§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord President of the Council whether, in view 351W of the fact that between 16th June, 1970, and 18th May, 1971, prices of food have risen on average by 104 per cent. and that in some instances price rises of 15.9 per cent. up to 36.3 per cent. have taken place in staple foods, he will move to appoint a Select Committee to investigate food prices and recommend to the House what action should be taken to effect a reduction.