HC Deb 14 April 1983 vol 40 c436W
Mr. David Watkins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the change in the tax and price index in the past 12 months.

Mr. Ridley

The tax and price index for February 1982 was 162.4 based on January 1978=100. In February 1983 it stood at 171.6, an increase of 5.7 per cent. over the 12 months.