HC Deb 21 February 1963 vol 672 c85W
Mr. Collick

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. in June 1954, and to 15s. 11d. in June 1959; and what was the comparable figure for January 1963.

Mr. Barber

Yes, on the basis of changes in the Index of Retail Prices. The comparable figure for January 1963 is 13s. 11d.

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