§ 30. Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will list in the OFFICIAL REPORT the number of prices for which he has responsibility that have been reduced in the last three years.
§ Sir G. Howe
Before the standstill on pay and prices the Government had no power to control prices but the nationalised industries co-operated fully in the CBI voluntary price restraint. Since the beginning of stage 1, action by the prices units and the weights and measures inspectors and the Price Commission has led to over 10,000 price reductions.