HL Deb 13 June 1980 vol 410 c818WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What, over the last 20, 10 and 5 years, have been the increases in the price of bread, and of cigarettes in real terms.

The MINISTER of STATE, TREASURY (Lord Cockfield)

The following table shows the changes in prices in real terms calculated by dividing the price increase by the general increase in prices as measured by the RPI:—

Index numbers of prices in real terms
Bread Cigarettes(1)
January 1960 Jan.1980
=100 139 87
January 1970
= 113 81
January 1975
=100 112 106
Source: RPI.
Note (1) includes cigars; pipe tobacco.

House adjourned at twelve minutes past two o'clock.