HC Deb 24 July 1970 vol 804 cc255-6W
Sir B. Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if he will arrange for regular publication of tables showing the effects of changes in the cost of living upon a range of typical households of different sizes, including one wage-earner supporting his wife and three children; and if he will publish such tables retrospectively for changes in the cost of living in the last five years.

Mr. Dudley Smith

No. In 1968 the Cost of Living Advisory Committee considered the need for retail prices indices for special social or income groups, and recommended that apart from special indices for pensioner households no indices for any other special social or income group should be published.