HC Deb 17 December 1975 vol 902 cc676-7W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will refer the matter of the increase in the fee for a licence to slaughter issued by a local authority, from 5p to £4, for a renewal, and from 10p to £6, for a new licence, to the Price Commission.

Mr. Maclennan

We have no power to do so. Under the Counter-Inflation Act 1973 questions referred to the Price Commission must relate to prices or charges for goods or services. The fee in question is not a charge for a service and under the Local Government Act 1974 is for each individual local authority to determine

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