§ Mr. Bartley
asked the Minister of Labour to state the rise in prices in accordance with the official cost-of-living index and for food only since June, 1952, giving each figure separately.
§ Mr. Watkinson
Between June, 1952, and April, 1954, the all items figure of the Interim Index of Retail Prices rose by 3 per cent. and that for the food group rose by 3½ per cent.