HC Deb 17 July 1978 vol 954 cc4-5W
35. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what is his policy on the repricing of goods already on display.

Mr. Maclennan

I believe that this practice, which is already contrary to the present Price Code, is an abuse. When the general prohibition in the present Price Code lapses on 31st July, we intend to take specific powers, under the Prices Act 1974, to stop the repricing of articles of food and drink which have been displayed for sale and which are price-marked.