§ Lord Marlesford
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will give the weightings in the main components of the basket of items which have composed the Retail Prices Index for 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985 and 1990 together with the current composition of the RPI basket.
The Earl of Caithness
Details of the current composition and weights of the RPI were published in the April 1993 edition of the Central Statistical Office's business Monitor M M23Retail Prices Index. Historical weights for 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985 and 1990 can be found in the CSO publication Retail Prices 1914-1990. Copies of these publications are available in the Library.