§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what is the estimated rise in the cost of living, expressed per £ sterling, since October, 1964.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
There is no official index which measures changes in the cost of living as such; the average level of retail prices, measured by the general Index of Retail Prices rose by 21.9 per cent. between October, 1964, and May, 1968, which is equivalent to about 4s. 5d. in the £.