HC Deb 21 October 1952 vol 505 c77W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give details of the comparative purchasing power of the £ sterling at 1st October, 1951, and at the latest convenient stated date.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Taking the figure for mid-October, 1951, as 20s. the corresponding figure for September, 1952, on the basis of the Interim Index of Retail Prices was 18s. 10d.