HC Deb 26 February 1964 vol 690 c98W
Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development which component items of the cost-of-living index are commonly subject to resale price maintenance; and what was the index value of each such item at the latest computation.

Mr. Heath

Precise information is not available about the extent of resale price maintenance within the various components of the index of retail prices. Groups or sub-groups of the index within which prices are substantially subject to resale price maintenance and the appropriate index figures for December, 1963, are:

Index figure for 10th December, 1963 (16th January, 1962=100)
Alcoholic drink 103.2
Tobacco 100
Radio, television and other household appliances 96
Books, newspapers and periodicals 107
Medicines, toilet requisites, soap, cleaning materials, matches, etc. 100
Stationery, travel and sports goods, toys, photographic and optical goods, etc. 103

Items subject to resale price maintenance are also included in other groups or subgroups of the index.