§ 9. Mr. Hamilton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the next report of the Cohen Council will be available.
The chairman of the Council has informed me that the Council hopes to issue its second report within the next month or two.
§ Mr. Hamilton
Can the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that the 199 Council will give a full explanation of the mystery of how the Retail Price Index keeps going up whilst import prices keep going down?
I could not possibly give that assurance. The Council is, of course, entirely independent, and what its members put in its report is entirely a matter for their discretion.