§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what instructions he has given to the Price Commission to ensure that it complies with the provisions of the counter-inflation legislation which require it to give an opinion upon such applications within 40 days of their receipt.
§ Sir G. Howe
No such instructions are needed. The Price Commission's responsibilities are clearly set out in the Counter-Inflation (Notification of Increases in Prices & Charges) Order 1973 (S.I. 664).