HC Deb 03 April 1951 vol 486 c27
54. Mr. Marples

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give an estimate of the effect on the cost of living index if subsidies on meat, eggs, sugar and tea were abolished.

Mr. Gaitskell

On the basis of present procurement prices, the Interim Index of Retail Prices would be raised by 2.56 points.