HC Deb 02 May 1977 vol 931 c4W
35. Mr. Heffer

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what are his proposals regarding a freeze on prices; and what discussions he has had with the TUC about the matter.

Mr. Hattersley

Under the Price Commission Bill, which received its Second Reading on 27th April, I will have power to freeze individual prices for up to 12 months, where the Price Commission so recommends. I have had a number or discussions with the TUC about the new policy.

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