HC Deb 06 July 1965 vol 715 cc205-6W
Mr. McNair-Wilson

asked the Minister of Labour what changes, on the basis used in calculating the cost of living index, have taken place in the price to domestic consumers of gas and electricity since 30th June, 1965, and since 30th June, 1961.

Mr. Thornton

On the basis used in calculating the retail prices index, the prices of gas and electricity rose by 57 per cent. and 68 per cent., respectively, between 14th June, 1955, and 18th May, 1965, and by 11 per cent. and 24 per cent., respectively, between 13th June, 1961, and 18th May, 1965.