HC Deb 11 November 1957 vol 577 c21W
71. Mr. G. Darling

asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made in the preparation of a special cost-of- living index for pensioners.

Mr. Carr

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Wembley, North (Wing-Commander Bullus) on 13th March, 1956, which explains fully the reason for not having more than one official Index of Retail Prices. As then promised, full details of the expenditure of certain groups of pensioners have been included in the recently published Report of the inquiry into household expenditure.