HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 cc614-5W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the rate of inflation in the current financial year to date, expressed at an annual rate.

Mr. Biffen

[pursuant to his reply, 3 November 1980]: The increase in the Retail Prices Index from mid-April to mid-September was equivalent to 8.9 per cent. on an annualised basis.