§ 13. Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will compare the price of a large loaf of bread today as a proportion of the single person's retirement pension compared with 10 years ago.
§ Mr. Hattersley
The average price of a standard 28 oz. loaf as a proportion of the single person's weekly retirement pension has fallen from 1.8 per cent. in March 1968 to 1.4 per cent. in March 1978, the latest date for which comparable information is available.