HC Deb 30 June 1959 vol 608 cc42-3W
91. Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that retail prices in Great Britain should be falling; and what action he proposes to take to ensure a reduction in retail prices on the home market.

Mr. Amory

The retail prices index has fallen by a point between March and May, and the May index was the same as in May of last year. I regard this as a satisfactory result and propose to continue the general line of policy which has brought it about.