§ Mr. John Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what steps she intends to take to ensure that consumers get value for money in licensed premises.
Mr. Alan Williams
When discussions with trade and other interests are complete, an order will be laid before Parliament under Section 4 of the Prices Act 1974. This will provide for prices to be displayed for those drinks which account for most of the trade in licensed premises. As I told my hon. Friend, the Member for Lambeth, Central (Mr. Lipton) on 21st July—[Vol. 890, c. 20]—I expect the necessary measures to be in force before Christmas.