HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 c81W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to what extent he estimates the further increase in the farm review of £84 million beginning on 1st April, 1971, will, in addition to the £54 million review last October, increase the price of stated foodstuffs and the cost of living.

Mr. Prior

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply earlier today to my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Kinsey) and the hon. Member for Walthamstow, West (Mr. Deakins). The effect on the General Index of Retail Prices will be under a quarter of one per cent.