HC Deb 01 April 1974 vol 871 cc243-4W
21. Mr. Wells

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how she intends protecting the public from an increase in the price of tomatoes and cucumbers resulting from increased prices of oil and coal used in their production.

Mr. Maclennan

The Government are urgently considering the impact of increased fuel costs in this sector. The possible effect on retail prices is clearly an important factor which will be taken fully into account.

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