§ 37. Mr. Spriggs
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how many price increase applications were received from breweries in the United Kingdom, and the Lancashire area in particular, during the last 12 months; how many applications were appealed against; how many increases were allowed under the Price Code; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hattersley
Detailed questions about the number of price increase pre-notifications and the results are for the Price Commission. The average increase in beer prices in the year to March 1977 was 21 per cent.