§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will estimate the effect on the retail prices index of the increases in the price of petrol during each month in the current year.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
In March and April, increases in the price of petrol and oil added, respectively, 0.2 and 0.1 per cent. to the level of the retail prices index. There were negligible effects in other months.