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Inquiry - Checking Prices, Counting Costs

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1974

Nearly 18 months ago Labour announced its Maximum Retail Price Scheme. The MRP emblem would be the consumers’ guarantee against ‘sharp’ practice. No one could sell above the price marked. No wholesaler could hoard in the hope of cashing in on a price rise. Since last July 25 grocery items have had to show the MRP shield.
– From the narration
It was the extent of the range of commodities which was affected which compelled me to look afresh at the issue.
– Trade Minister Warren Freer practices the ancient PR art of carefully backtracking from a position
Unions would struggle for months to get a wage increase only to see it lost quickly in a series of price rises.
– Campaign Against Rising Prices spokesperson Cath Kelly on why unions got involved in the MRP debate, in PSA journal Working Life, June 2013