HC Deb 10 March 1975 vol 888 cc51-2W
22. Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in the Official Report a list of the 150 companies with which he expects to make planning agreements in accordance with his statement to Parliament on 17th February.

Mr. Heffer

No. We would like to have agreements with all the most important manufacturing firms, such as those at present in category I of the Price Code, but this will take some years. In that time the category I list is likely to change substantially. There are, too, important sectors in which category I companies do not figure large.

36. Mr. Hal Miller

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether consideration has been given to the use of price controls as a means of support for the system of planning agreements.

Mr. Heffer:

Prices policy will be an important element for discussion in all planning agreements.