HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 c663W
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.

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