HC Deb 24 January 1956 vol 548 c8W
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.