HC Deb 10 April 1975 vol 889 c456W
Mr. Neubert

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what would the retail prices index have been for February 1975 if the basis for calculation had remained the same as for January 1975.

Mr. Booth

The figure is not available. Only one retail prices index is calculated for each month, on a basis which incorporates the latest weights established at the beginning of each year together with, for this year, the additional changes in weighting and indicators which the Retail Prices Index Advisory Committee recommended should be used as from the beginning of this year.