HC Deb 02 July 1953 vol 517 c35W
10. Lieut.-Colonel Upton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the reductions in retail prices which raised the purchasing power of the £ from 18s. 3d. in April to 18s. 4d. in May, taking the purchasing power of the £ as 20s. in October, 1951.

Mr. Maudling

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister of Labour gave on 23rd June to a Question by the hon. Member for Darwen (Mr. Fletcher-Cooke).