HC Deb 05 November 1973 vol 863 c55W
Mr. John Page

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has for the years October 1964 to October 1973 inclusive showing the hours which have to be worked to purchase, at current prices in each of the years concerned, a representative sample of goods or commodities normally included in the cost-of-living index, including foodstuffs.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

I regret that I am at present unable to add information for October 1973 to the figures for the years October 1964 to October 1972 which I gave in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Portsmouth, Langstone (Mr. Ian Lloyd) on 9th July.—[Vol. 859, c. 253–254]. I am writing to my hon. Friend.