HC Deb 07 May 1968 vol 764 c51W
62. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that since devaluation internal domestic prices have risen by less than 2 per cent., whereas import prices have risen by 9½ per cent.; how much longer he anticipates this trend will continue; and what steps he is taking to avoid another devaluation.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

As imports account for only a small proportion of the goods and services entering into the retail prices index, firs disparity is hardly surprising. On the last and somewhat disparate point, I have nothing to add to my speeches in the House on 17th January and 19th March and 25th March last.—[Vol. 756, cc. 1789–1805; Vol. 761, cc. 251–322; Vol. 761, cc. 1036–1046.]