HC Deb 05 July 1976 vol 914 c381W
Mr. Peter Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what has been the rise in the cost of living between May 1973 and May 1976.

Mr. Maclennan

Between May 1973 and May 1976 the General Index of Retail Prices rose by 67.2 per cent. The overall increase is made up as follows:

percentage increase
May 1973 to May 1974 16.0
May 1974 to May 1975 25.0
May 1975 to May 1976 15.4

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