§ 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. The64W 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