77. Mr. Lee
asked the Minister of Labour what are the changes to be made in the Index of Retail Prices; and from what date the new index will become operative.
§ 79. Wing Commander Bullus
asked the Minister of Labour if he is now able to release details of his new cost-of-living index; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The large-scale Household Expenditure Enquiry has been completed and the main results of this enquiry are now being examined by the Cost of Living Advisory Committee. I hope that the Committee will shortly submit to me proposals for a further revision of the Index of Retail Prices, until I receive these proposals I am unable to say what changes will be made and when they will be brought into operation.