HC Deb 21 November 1977 vol 939 cc449-50W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Pro- tection whether, in view of the Government's 10 per cent. wage policy, and the fall in inflation, he will refer to the Price Commission for investigation the proposed increase in the price of bread, in the light of the fact that this will add to the inflationary spiral.

Mr. Hattersley

Individual price increases are a matter for the Price Commission. The Commission decided on 17th November, after careful consideration, not to investigate proposed increases in the prices of flour and bread prenotified by the larger milling and baking firms.

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