§ 26. Mr. Dodds
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the concern arising from the latest official announcement of a two points increase in the cost-of-living index; and, in view of this being the biggest monthly increase for the past two years, what financial action is to be taken in an effort to avoid hardship amongst the many people dependent upon small fixed incomes.
§ Mr. Maudling
The latest announcement shows adecrease of one point in the Index of Retail Prices, and not an increase as the question suggests.