§ 11. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what new proposals he has for ensuring greater price control in phase 3 of the social contract.
§ Mr. Hattersley
The proposals for a new prices policy which I have made in the consultative document issued on 22nd February are intended to make price control more effective.
§ 15. Mr. Townsend
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection in what way the new prices policy proposals will ease the burden of form filling for distributors.
§ Mr. Maclennan
The present price controls have not represented a major administrative burden for most distributors, because they are not required to notify individual price increases. My right hon. Friend's proposals will not increase the burden except in the relatively few cases where the margins of individual distributors are investigated.