§ 27. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the increase in prices over the preceding 12 months in each of the last three months for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Biffen
The increase in prices, as recorded by the retail price index, for each of the last three months is: July 1980 16.9 per cent.; August 1980 16.3 per cent.; and September 1980 15.9 per cent.