HC Deb 30 April 1975 vol 891 c152W
Mr. Cledwyn Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether she is yet in a position to announce the terms of her reference to the Price Commission of food prices in outlying areas of the country.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Pursuant to paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 1 to the Counter Inflation Act 1973 I have today referred to the Price Commission for examination and report the reasons for any higher levels in the prices, including delivery charges, of food, including non alcholic drink, in typical outlying areas as compared with the levels in other areas.