§ Mr. Carter
asked the Secretary of State for Employment, taking the cost of living index as 100 on 18th June 1970, what it stood at on the latest available date.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
No index is available for 18th June 1970. Taking 16th June 1970 as 100, the retail prices index stood at 134.5 on the latest available date—11th December 1973.