§ Mr. de Freitas
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, taking the internal purchasing 324W value of the £ sterling at 20s. in October, 1951, it had declined to 18s. in September, 1954, and to 15s. 10d. in September, 1957; and what was the comparable figure for September, 1960.
§ Mr. Barber
Yes, on the basis of the retail price index. The comparable figure for September, 1960, is 15s. 2d.