§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what is the current expenditure on publicity aimed at informing people of the existence of price range lists covering subsidised goods.
§ Mr. Maclennan
The powers taken in the Prices Act 1974 to require the display of price ranges have not yet been used. As announced in the White Paper on "The Attack on Inflation" the Government are encouraging more work on local price comparisons, indicating best value for money. We are consulting local authorities and consumer bodies about this.