HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 c11W
Mr. Gould

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection by what percentage the retail price of beer has increased since 1966 and 1971, respectively; and how these increases compare with (a) the increase in the RPI and (b) the increase in the price of milk over the same period.

Mr. Maclennan

The information is as follows:

1966 (average) to September 1976 1971 (average) to September 1976
Percentage increase in price
Beer 145 88
Retail Price Index (all items) 166 102
Milk 167 85

Source: General Index of Retail Prices.

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