HC Deb 12 February 1980 vol 978 cc549-50W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Employment which index provides an adequate guide to the impact of inflation on one parent families; and which will reflect school transport charges.

Mr. Jim Lester

The general index of retail prices provides a good guide to the impact of price changes on most households, including one-parent families. The index relates to practically all household expenditure including transport.