§ 32. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what further steps he intends to take to control prices.
§ Mr. Hattersley
From 1st August, price controls will be based upon the permanent new investigatory powers set out in the Price Commission Act and until 31st July 1978 the continuation of margin controls. In addition, we have announced special action on particular prices in the context of the overriding need to reduce the rate of inflation in the coming year.