§ Mr. Lawson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to the Prime Minister's statement about figures for inflation on a quarterly basis, when next he proposes to issue such figures.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 29 March 1979], gave the following information:
I assume the hon. Member is referring to the annualised three monthly rate of increase in the retail price index. This figure is not published as such but can be derived from the price index figures which are published monthly. The retail price index for March will be published on 12 April.