§ Sir C. Osborne
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the cost of living has increased since October, 1964; what estimate Ile makes of further increases; what compensation he will give to the holders of Government securities; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Callaghan
By 7.5 per cent. up to April, 1966. It is not the practice of Her Majesty's Government to give forecasts of the cost of living; and I have nothing to add to my Budget statement.