HC Deb 24 May 1954 vol 528 c5W
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.