HC Deb 02 December 1980 vol 995 c72W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment the prices of the following Christmas items in December 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979 and their current prices: turkey, 14 lb. fresh, mince pies, 6, Christmas pudding, 1½ lb, Christmas cake, 40 oz, Brussel sprouts, 1½ lb, potatoes, 3 lb, ½ lb of chocolates, assorted nuts (cooked 8 oz), Christmas tree, 5 ft, tree lights, tinsel, Christmas crackers, bottle of gin, bottle of whisky, bottle of brandy, pint of beer, Christmas cards, 2 doz, wrapping paper, 5 sheets, postage, 1st class X 24, toys and games, Christmas parcels, 4 x 2 kilos; and if he will publish a press release drawing attention to these price rises.

Mr. Biffen

[pursuant to his reply, 24 November 1980]: Details of most of these price movements are not readily available. The following is the only available information: