§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether the Government's policy on the wage, salary and prices standstill will apply to any proposed increases in local authority rates, and road and rail fares.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The standstill is not intended to apply to local authority rates for the reasons set out in paragraph 14 of Cmnd. 3073. The standstill does apply to rail fares and to road fares in both the public and private sectors.