§ 31. Mr. Holland
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will publish in the Official Report a table showing the rise in the retail prices index or its equivalent over the 12-month period to the latest convenient date in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Japan and each of the full member States of the EEC.
Mr. Alan Williams
The information is as follows:
The percentage increases in the retail and consumer price indices in the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan and full member States of the EEC over the 12 months to May 1975 were:
United Kingdom … 25.0 United States of America … 9.5 Japan … 14.1 Belgium … 13.7 Denmark … 12.0 France … 12.1 Germany … 6.1 Ireland … 24.5 Italy … 19.7 Luxembourg … 10.1 Netherlands … 10.4
§ Mr. Tierney
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what was the percentage increase in the index of retail prices in the period 1st July 1974 to 30th June 1975 and the percentage increase in food prices over the same period.20W
§ Mr. Maclennan
Between 18th June 1974 and 17th June 1975 the retail price index increased by 26.1 per cent., and the food index by 28.3 per cent.