§ 32. Mr. Dixon
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what, from international sources available to him, have been the increases, adjusted for changes in exchange rates between the dollar and other currencies, from June 1970 to the latest available month, in in world food prices and in retail food prices in France, West Germany and Italy, and in the average of retail food prices in those three countries respectively.
§ Mr. Godber
Food export prices of primary producing countries, as recorded by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, rose by 30 per cent. between June 1970 and December 1972; over the same period retail food prices in France, West Germany and Italy rose by 19 per cent., 14 per cent. and 16 per cent. respectively. It is not possible to make meaningful adjustments to these indices to take account of changes in exchange rates in relation to the dollar.