§ Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what has been the percentage increase in the price of beef since June 1970 and the latest available date.
§ Mr. Maclennan
On the basis of information collected for the purposes of the Index of Retail Food Prices, the price of beef rose by about 81 per cent. between 16th June 1970 and 19th February 1974.