§ 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 677W 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