HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 c324W
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.