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Retail Prices And Weekly Earnings

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will make a statement on the movement of retail prices and the percentage increase in wages for the years 1964, 1965. 1966, 1967 and 1968.

Following are the percentage increases:

Index of Retail PricesAverage weekly earnings*
April, 1963 to April, 19642·09·1
October, 1963 to October, 19644·18·3
April, 1964 to April, 19655·67·5
October, 1964 to October, 19654·88·5
April, 1965 to April, 19663·67·4
October, 1965 to October, 19663·84·2
April, 1966 to April, 19673·02·1
October, 1566 to October, 19672·05·6
April, 1967 to April, 19684·48·5
* Average weekly earnings of all full-time manual workers (combined) in the industries covered by the Department's April and October inquiries.