HC Deb 22 July 1977 vol 935 c745W
Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what was the maximum price of a standard loaf of bread when the Bread Prices (No. 2) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976 No. 2128) was laid on 13th December 1976; and what was the maximum price on 18th July 1977.

Mr. Maclennan

The statutory maximum price for a 28 oz. sliced and wrapped standard loaf was 20p on 13th December 1976 and became 24½p on 18th July 1977. I would estimate that over the same period the average price in shops has risen from about 19½p to about 22p a loaf.

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