HC Deb 07 February 1979 vol 962 c194W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Industry when and whether it is anticipated that the cost of finished plastic goods will be permitted to reflect the cost of basic feedstuffs.

Mr. Les Huckfield

Any increase in the price of finished plastic goods would be subject to prices legislation which permits the Price Commission to investigate price increases by individual companies or by industry sectors. If it were to undertake such an investigation into finished plastic goods, the Price Commission would apply its normal criteria in judging whether price increases were justifield.