§ 71. Mr. Summerson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the increase in food prices during the past 12 months.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
The latest figures from the retail price index indicate that food prices have increased on average by 3 per cent. in the 12 months to October 1987 while prices for items other than food have increased by 4.8 per cent.