HC Deb 12 January 1978 vol 941 c789W
Mr. Tebbit

asked the Prime Minister, pursuant to his statement of 13th December, Official Report, column 267, than there will be in 1978 substantial improvements in the standard of life for the first time for some years, in which year the standard of living last rose.

Mr. Healey

In the absence of my right hon. Friend who is away on his official visit to South Asia, I have been asked to reply.

The year in which living standards last rose for the population as a whole was 1975.