HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 c768W
Mr. Woof

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the annual rate of inflation over the last six months for which figures are available.

Mr. Joel Barnett

The retail price index rose by 2.6 per cent. in the six months up to December. Expressed as an annual rate, this would be 5.3 per cent.