HC Deb 21 April 1955 vol 540 c16W
Mr. de Freitas

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring up to date the table published on 19th November, 1954, showing how the internal purchasing value of the £ sterling has varied month by month, taking the value in October, 1951, as 20s.

Sir E. Boyle

Taking October, 1951, as 20s., the figures for the months since January, 1955, based on the Ministry of Labour's Interim Index of Retail Prices, are as follows:

s. d.
February, 1955 17 8
March, 1955 17 8