§ 33. Mrs. Maureen Hicks
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps he has taken to control the rate of inflation.
§ Mr. Ryder
Inflation rates for United Kingdom and all other EC countries are as follows. The figures exclude estimates of owner-occupier housing costs, putting them on a more comparable basis.
Latest1inflation rate Germany 2.8 France 3.4 United Kingdom 5.8 Italy 6.6 Spain 7.4 Netherlands 0.8 Belgium 3.2 Portugal 13.7 Greece 13.6 Denmark 4.9 Ireland 3.7 Luxembourg 3.4 1 Latest figures are September for Italy and the United Kingdom, August for France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg and Portugal, May for Ireland and July for the remaining countries.
SourceOECD HMT and national sources.
§ 44. Mr. Bill Michie
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the forecast used for inflation for 1989–90 and 1990–91 in the 1989 "Public Expenditure Survey"; and what are his latest estimates for inflation in these periods.
§ 126. Mr. Michael
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the forecast used for inflation for 1989–90 and 1990–91 used in the 1989 public expenditure survey; and what are his latest estimates for inflation in these periods.