§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will list in the Official Report the retail price of (a) one pound of butter, (b) one pound of bacon, (c) one standard loaf, (d) one pint of milk and (e) one pound of sugar, as at 1st February in each year from 1970 to 1976 at constant 1975 prices.
§ Mr. Maclennan
Retail prices of these foods as at 1st February in each of the past seven years are not available. However, average retail prices of these items, which have been calculated from information gathered by the Department of Employment for the General Index of Retail Prices on a selected date in January in each year from 1970 to 1976, can be found in Issues No. 3 of Volumes LXXVIII to LXXXII and No. 2 of Volumes LXXXIII and LXXXIV of the Department of EmploymentGazette.
In the table below, the year-to-year percentage changes in the prices of each of these items are compared with the corresponding movements in the food index.