§ 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