HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 c163W
Mr. Carter

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report those items that comprise the cost of living index.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

The list of some 350 items for which prices are collected for use in calculating the General Index of Retail Prices is published in a booklet entitled "Method of Construction and Calculation of the Index of Retail Prices".

As the list would occupy several pages of the Official Report, I am sending a copy of the booklet to the hon. Member.