Food supply ‘is shoppers' concern’
Housewives were more concerned about steady food supplies than price increases, Mrs. Margaret Thatcher Leader of the Opposition, said at the Royal Show, Stoneleigh, yesterday.
“It is my belief that most housewives are more concerned that supplies should be kept up than they are about prices. They would pay a little more to have security of supply rather than shortages,” she said.
Mrs. Thatcher told reporters that the Government was forced to make public its ten per cent wage limit plan “in response to the falling pound before they had fully worked out what they are going to do. That is why there is a gap between the statement of intent and the White Paper next week.’
The Government's policy of public expenditure was “quite disastrous” and had landed the country in the position it was in now.