§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many notices have been served under the Counter-Inflation (Temporary Provisions) Act requiring, respectively, a standstill or a reduction in prices.
§ Sir G. Howe
Eighteen notices have been given by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry under the Counter Inflation (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972. These prevented increases in domestic air fares which otherwise would have been made on 1st January 1973. No other notices have been given and no orders relating to price increases have been made.