HC Deb 26 March 1971 vol 814 c222W
Mr. Merlyn Rees

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the special index number of retail prices for pensioner households on 1st July, 1970, 1st January, 1971 and 1st March, 1971.

Mr. Bryan

The special retail prices indices for one-person and two-person pensioner households are published quarterly. The indices for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters of 1970 are given below. The figures for the 1st quarter of 1971 will be available towards the end of April.

One person Two person
16th January, 1962=100
2nd Quarter 1970 139.3 139.4
3rd Quarter 1970 140.3 140.6
4th Quarter 1970 144.1 144.0