§ 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