§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how many prosecutions arising from breaches of the price control regulations have taken place during the period for which figures are available to the latest convenient date.
§ Mr. Maclennan
There have been no prosecutions for breaches of orders or notices under the Counter-Inflation Act 1973. Within the area of my right hon. Friend's departmental responsibilities, 20 prosecutions have so far taken place for breaches of orders under Section 2 of the 379W Prices Act involving either an excess over the permitted retail prices for subsidised foods or breaches of the associated information requirements.