§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has about the current rate of inflation for all the EEC countries, together with the Scandinavian countries, United States of America, Canada and Japan.
§ Mr. Mellor
The figures are as follows:
Consumer prices September 1987 Change over 12 months earlier per cent. Belgium 1.7 Denmark 3.6 France 3.2 Germany 0.4 Greece 14.7 Ireland 3.2 Italy 5.2 Luxembourg 0.2 Netherlands 0.2 Portugal 9.3 Spain 4.4 United Kingdom 4.2 Norway 7.8 Sweden 5.0 United States of America 4.3 Canada 4.5 Japan 1.1
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Main Economic Indicators, November 1987