§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if the increase in the cost of a firearm certificate from £7 to £12 effective from 1st October 1976 is in accordance with the Price Code.224W
§ Mr. Maclennan
As my right hon. Friend the then Paymaster General stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Warley, East (Mr. Faulds) on 5th April 1976—Vol. 909, c.86–87]—this increase in consistent with the general rules on Government fees and charges which are analogous to those imposed on others in relation to counter inflation policy.