HC Deb 25 June 1974 vol 875 c444b W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the percentage increases in the retail price index in the 12 months up to each of the following dates: (1) June 1970 (2) February 1974 and (3) May 1974.

Mr. Booth

I have been asked to reply.

The increases in the General Index of Retail Prices in the 12-month periods were: 5.9 per cent. up to June 1970, 13.2 per cent. up to February 1974 and 16 per cent. up to May 1974.