HC Deb 17 May 1976 vol 911 c348W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the items—together with appropriate weighting—which make up the retail price index, and if he will also show any changes in the composition of the index made during the past year.

Mr. Harold Walker

The range of consumer goods and services, together with their weights, which are incorporated in the index for 1976, was published on page 245 of the March 1976 issue of theDepartment of Employment Gazette. This range of goods and services covered has not been changed during the past year but the weights have been subject to their annual up-dating.