HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 c346W
Mr. Luce

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will estimate the rate of increase in prices in the last 12 months on the basis of excluding alcohol and tobacco from the retail price index.

Mr. Booth

In the 12 months to June 1974 the retail prices index, excluding alcohol and tobacco, has increased by 16.6 per cent.