HC Deb 27 November 1972 vol 847 cc13-4W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will take action to prevent sudden price increases being passed on to the consumer by means of special Christmas packages.

Sir G. Howe

The general principle is that a minor modification to a product does not remove it from the operation of the prices standstill. My Department will scrutinise particular cases closely in the light of this principle.