HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 c19W
Mr. Bob Dunn

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current purchasing power of the £ sterling compared with that at 31 March 1979.

Mr. Brittan

Taking the internal purchasing power of the pound sterling as 100p in March 1979, its value in December 1981, the latest period for which information is available, was 68p.