HC Deb 01 April 1974 vol 871 c243W
18. Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will make special arrangements to protect consumers who live in low wage areas.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Consumers in low wage areas will benefit from general measures to restrain price inflation and to protect the consumer; for example, by the introduction of subsidies and maximum prices for key foods. Indeed, it is people earning low wages who will particularly benefit from these measures.