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The profile committees of the State Duma are ready to make proposals on state regulation of prices for food, medicines, children’s goods, building materials, household chemicals, pet supplies and other products, said Deputy Secretary of the United Russia General Council, State Duma deputy Alexander Khinshtein.
The party needs to take a principled position, propose legislative initiatives that will allow establishing a mechanism for regulating specific prices. These can and should be food, children’s products, baby food, building materials, agricultural fertilizers, agricultural machinery and spare parts for it, household chemicals, pet products, medicines, medicines and other goods and services , Khinshtein is quoted Interfax.
According to him, “ such a legislative initiative has been prepared by the relevant committees, and can be introduced at any time .”
However, he offered to work it out with the Government. Among other things, the parliamentarian believes that the Cabinet of Ministers should « describe the entire list of regulated goods «.
In turn, First Vice Speaker of the State Duma Alexander Zhukov stated that “ when proposing regulatory measures, it must be borne in mind that when non-market price regulation is applied, the downside can be a shortage of goods «.
Therefore, Zhukov proposed «827166 to interact with the Government on the nomenclature, measures by which we want to dampen price increases «.
At the same time, Nadezhda Shkolkina, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues, was indignant at the unprecedented markups of retail chains on certain types of food.
There is also such a factor that affects the rise in food prices — these are retail chains that continue to profit from our farmers, our citizens, who make unprecedented markups on certain types of food , — Shkolkina said on Wednesday at an operational meeting of United Russia to discuss measures to ensure socio-economic stability.