§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will bring up to date the information on the weight of council rents etc., in the retail prices index given in his written reply to the hon. Member for Great Grimsby on 29 July 1988,Official Report, columns 800–01.
§ Mr. Ryder
Following is the information:
Rents Mortgage interest payments All items in retail prices index Weight in retail prices index in 1989 32 60 1,000 Weekly expenditure (in £) on which the weight is based (average over all households covered by the RPI, both tenants and owner-occupiers), at January 1989 prices 6.55 12.47 — Percentage change in year to January 1989 8.2 49.9 7.5