§ Mr. Tierney
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what were the percentage increases in prices during the period 1st July 1974 to 30th June 1975 for electricity, gas, coal, postal charges, telephone charges and public transport.
§ Mr. Maclennan
The increases given by the General Index of Retail Prices for these items are as follows:
Percentage change between 18th June 1974 and 17th June 1975 Electricity … +56.6 Gas … +14.0 Coal and coke … +37.4 Postal and telephone charges … +54.3 Rail, bus etc. fares … +36.0