§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in HANSARD a table of figures giving the quarterly percentage rise or fall since October, 1951, in the following items, namely, rent, rates, cost of living, purchasing value of the £ sterling, food, cost of imports, food imports, terms of trade, exports, National Insurance contributions, National Health Service charges, fuel tax, wine and spirit tax, tax on sweets, tax on tobacco, Income Tax, and Surtax, taking October, 1951, as equalling 100.
§ Mr. Green
No. Figures are available from published material. The following is a list of the relevant publications:
Item Publications Rent National income Blue Book Rates National Income White Paper (Cmnd. 2328) Cost of living (retail price index) Ministry of Labour Gazette Statistics on Incomes, Prices, Employment and Production Monthly Digest of Statistics Food (consumers' expenditure) National Income Blue Book Monthly Digest of Statistics Cost of imports Trade and Navigation Accounts Monthly Digest of Statistics Food imports Trade and Navigation Accounts Terms of trade Board of Trade Journal Monthly Digest of Statistics Exports Trade and Navigation Accounts Monthly Digest of Statistics National insurance contributions National Income Blue Book Monthly Digest of Statistics National Health Service charges Monthly Digest of Statistics (May,1964) Hydrocarbon oil duty National Income Blue Book Duty on wines and spirits Financial Statistics Purchase tax on confectionery Report of Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Cmnd. 2216) Duty on tobacco National Income Blue Book Income Tax Surtax Monthly Digest of Statistics Purchasing value of the £ Previous answers to Parliamentary Questions—in particular 7th February, 1964, col. 233