HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc751-2
24. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will publish a list of all articles or other items of expenditure which are affected by the cost-of-living index which have gone up in price during the last 12 months; and the amount of such increase.

Mr. Watkinson

Each month's issue of the Ministry of Labour Gazette gives information about the changes of the prices of the goods and services included in the official Index of Retail Prices. Additional details are given once a quarter in the Gazette.

Mr. Freeman

Cannot the hon. Gentleman publish the list of such articles or items, or is the list so long that it is like Scrooge's chain—too long and ponderous even to enumerate?

Mr. Watkinson

Details are given in the Gazette.