§ 55. Mr. Willis
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by how much in the £ sterling food prices have increased since January, 1962; and how this increase compares with the same period in each of the last 10 years.
§ Mr. Soames
By 1s. 7d. in the £ from January, 1962, to May, 1964. Increases in comparable 2½ year periods since July, 1954, are:
- July, 1959—January, 1962: 9d.
- January, 1957—July, 1959: 8d.
- July, 1954—January, 1957: 2s. 1d.