§ 49. Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will construct a special index of food prices relevant to the diet of retirement pensioners.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Special indices of food prices for one-person and two-person pensioner households are included in the quarterly indices for one-person and two-person pensioner households published by my Department. They show that the average levels of prices of the diets bought by pensioner households move in much the same way as that for households of wage-earners and small and medium salary earners covered by the General Index of Retail Prices.