HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 cc386-7W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection, in the light of the current glut of cocoa and the dramatic drop in its world price, if he will refer the retail price of chocolate and other products containing cocoa to the Price Commission for examination.

Mr. Maclennan

As, like other commodities, cocoa is traded in futures, the present fall in world prices cannot be reflected at the retail level for some months. My right hon. Friend has no present plans to direct the Price Commission to examine cocoa products.

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