§ Mr. Donald Anderson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the percentage increase in United Kingdom food prices between 1958–62 and 1962–66, similarly between 1954–60 and 1960–66.
§ Mr. Peart
The approximate percentage increase in retail food prices, as measured by the Food Group of the Index of Retail Food Prices were as follows:
- Between 1958 and 1962—an average of 1.4 per cent. per annum.
- Between 1962 and 1966—an average of 3.1 per cent. per annum.
- Between 1954 and 1960—an average of 2.8 per cent. per annum.
- Between 1960 and 1966—an average of 3.0 per cent. per annum.