HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 cc440-1W
Mr. Montgomery

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will convene the Retail Prices Index Advisory Committee.

Mr. Maurice Macmillan

Yes. I have set in hand arrangements for convening the committee, which I shall ask to reexamine the treatment of housing costs in the index and to consider the possibility of re-basing it and certain technical points on the method of construction of the index.