§ Mr. John H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what is now the index or average cost per meal for eating out in the London area and in the country as a whole, respectively; and how this compares with the comparative indices or costs for 1st April 1976, 1975 and 1970.
§ Mr. Maclennan
Information collected for the General Index of Retail Prices shows that in June 1976 the average cost of meals in restaurants and cafes was 2 per cent., 22 per cent. and 161 per cent. higher than in April 1976, April 1975 and April 1970 respectively. No comparable information is available on a regional basis.