HC Deb 13 May 1982 vol 23 c315W
33. Mr. Maxton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what percentage the tax and price index has risen since (a) May 1979 and (b) in the last 12 months.

Mr. Ridley

Between May 1979 and March 1982 the tax and price index rose by 47 per cent., while over the 12 months to March 1982 it increased by 13.7 per cent.