HC Deb 17 May 1976 vol 911 cc378-9W
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 Prices Act involving either an excess over the permitted retail prices for subsidised foods or breaches of the associated information requirements.