§ 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: