§ Mr. James Johnson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the increase in the price of cod during the last 12 months; and how much of this is due to entry into the EEC.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
The retail price of cod increased by 38.4 per cent. between December 1972 and December 1973, the latest date for which information is available. Membership of the EEC has not affected these prices, which are determined by the level of supplies in relation to demand.