HC Deb 05 March 1982 vol 19 cc271-2W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish in the Official Report such information as he has concerning the elasticity of the United Kingdom demand for each of the basic foodstuffs in terms of volume and unit prices.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

Estimates of the price elasticities of demand for a wide range of foodstuffs are made available in the annual reports of the National Food Survey Committee, published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. The most recent report, "Household Food Consumption and Expenditure: 1979", presents relevant estimates in tables 3, 5 and 7 of appendix B.