HC Deb 21 April 1959 vol 604 c23W
16. Mr. de Freitas

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, taking the internal purchasing value of the £ sterling as 20s. in October, 1951, it had declined to 18s. 5d. in March, 1953, 17s. 8d. in March, 1955, and 16s. 2d. in March, 1957; and what was the comparable figure for March, 1959.

Mr. Amory

Yes. 15s. 3d.