§ 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.