HC Deb 28 November 1957 vol 578 c137W
59. Mr. Rippon

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the dollar value of the £ sterling in terms of internal purchasing power in the United States of America at the time that he fixed the existing travel allowance to that country, and at the latest available date.

Mr. Birch

According to official United States figures, consumer prices in the U.S.A. rose a little less than 1 per cent. between June and October.