HC Deb 08 July 1974 vol 876 cc324-5W
34. Mr. Ridley

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what studies she has made of the effect of price control upon future levels of investment in industry.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

It is not possible to quantify the precise effect of price control on future levels of investment. The Price Code already contains special provisions to encourage investment and I intend to make investment a priority in the forthcoming Price Code review.

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