HC Deb 17 April 1978 vol 948 c47W
39. Mr. Sainsbury

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how many productivity schemes have been investigated by the Price Commission to determine whether they are genuinely self-financing.

Mr. Hattersley

The Commission does not investigate productivity schemes, although in investigating proposed price increases it does take account of anything which adds unnecessarily to costs, including the extent to which productivity schemes may not be self-financing.