HC Deb 04 May 1956 vol 552 cc63-4W
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 20 shillings.

Sir E. Boyle

For the months from November, 1954, to November, 1955, I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given to him on 18th November, 1955, and 21st December, 1955. The corresponding figures for the months since November, 1955, based on the Ministry of Labour's Index of Retail Prices, are as follows:—

s. d.
1955 December 16 9
1956 January 16 10
February 16 10
March 16 7