The Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on how much the cost of living rose in Great Britain in the last financial year compared with West Germany, France and Italy.
Mr. M. Macmillan
The latest information from the Organisation for138W Economic Co-operation and Development relates to January, 1964. In the 12 months to January, 1964, the cost of living rose by 1.9 per cent. in the United Kingdom compared with 2.6 per cent. in West Germany, 4.6 per cent. in France and 6.5 per cent. in Italy.