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Cost-Of-Living Index (Food Group)

Volume 641: debated on Friday 5 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Labour if he will state for each of the past five years the variations in the index for food items in relation to variations in the cost-of-living index as a whole.

The following is the information required:

YearPercentage change in index for
Food groupAll items
March, 1956 to March, 1957−0·8+2·8
March, 1957 to March, 1958+3·5+4·1
March, 1958 to March, 1959+3·0+1·8
March, 1959 to March, 1960−1·9−0·5
March, 1960 to March, 1961+0·6+2·7