HC Deb 30 July 1958 vol 592 cc136-7W
75. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Labour what has been the percentage price alteration in all retail commodities during the last twelve months, taking the figure at the starting date as 100; and in which direction.

Mr. Iain Macleod

At 17th June, 1958, the latest date for which information is available, the following percentage changes had taken place in the items included in the Index of Retail Prices since 18th June, 1957:

Percentage Change (Increase + Decrease -)
Food +3.9
Alcoholic Drink +1.6
Tobacco +2.4
Housing +11.4
Fuel and Light +7.4
Durable household goods -0.3
Clothing and Footwear +1.0
Transport and Vehicles +4.5
Miscellaneous goods +5.8
Services +6.1
All above items +4.3

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