HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 c591W
19 Mr. Spence

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the latest year increase in food prices; and how this compares with the average for the five years up to June 1979.

Mr. Jopling

Retail food prices in June were 1.5 per cent. higher than they had been a year earlier. The average of the 12-month rates of change in each of the five years up to June 1979 was 17 per cent.