§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will give both the percentage rise and the rise in the retail price in pence of beef and lamb since October, 1951, for each quarter to date, taking October, 1951, as equalling 100.
§ Mr. Soames
Information in this form is not available. However, the following is a table comparing changes in the consumer price index for the meat and bacon group with the indices for all food and for all consumers' goods and services.
PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN CONSUMER PRICE INDICES — Meat and Bacon All Food All Consumers' Goods and Services 1952–56 (transition to free market) +20 +20 +12 1956–63 (post-control) +8 +11 +16 1952–63 (entire period) +30 +34 +30
Note.—The figures used for 1962 and 1963 are still provisional.