HC Deb 21 October 1982 vol 29 c197W
15. Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what increases have taken place in food prices since May 1979; how this compares with the overall increase in the retail price index; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Walker:

Retail food prices rose by 32.1 per cent. between May 1979 and September 1982 compared with a 49.6 per cent. increase in the retail price index.