HC Deb 22 April 1977 vol 930 cc189-90W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the rate of inflation in the United Kingdom in each of the past three years.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The information is as follows:

per cent.
1974 on 1973 15.9
1975 on 1974 24.2
1976 on 1975 16.1

Mr. Lawson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current rate of inflation, as defined by the percentage rise in the retail price index over the three months to March, expressed as an annual rate.

Mr. Joel Barnett

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 21st April 1977; Vol. 930, c. 140], gave the following information:

19.9 cent.

The ground on which consents were given were as follows: