§ 127. Mr. Sparks
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much is now required to purchase food which in 1951 would have cost 20s.; and how much is now required to purchase all items which in 1951 would have cost 20s. taking food and all items in the Index of Retail Prices and linking them to the corresponding items in the interim indices.
§ Mr. Erroll
Nearly 30s. and 26s. 11d. respectively, comparing June, 1959, with the average for 1951. The first figure is only an approximate estimate because the retail prices index does not relate to the pattern of 1951 food purchases, and because of two changes in coverage since 1951.