§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Technology whether he will publish in HANSARD a detailed list of all price increases notified to his Department since 20th July, 1966; which of these are still in operation; and which of these have received his approval and sanction.
§ Mr. Benn
The information given to my Department in connection with the advanced notification arrangements described in paragraphs 8 and 9 of the White Paper on the Prices and Incomes Standstill (Cmnd. 3073) is confidential and it would therefore be inappropriate for me to provide the detailed list requested.
Since 20th July, 1966, however, my Department has received 106 notifications of proposed price increases. Of these, 21 have been rejected; 16 have lapsed or been withdrawn; 49 have been accepted, wholly or in part, as satisfying the criteria specified in the White Paper (Cmnd. 3073) and 20 are still under consideration.