HC Deb 20 May 1974 vol 874 cc1-2W
19 . Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether she is satisfied with the level and detail of information on profits submitted to her by companies in receipt of subsidies for bread and other food products.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Profit margins are subject to the controls in the Price Code and as such are a matter for the Price Commission. I am satisfied that the subsidies benefit the consumer, not the manufacturer.