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Inflation

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the percentage rate of inflation, calculated on the rise in the retail price index, over the three months to December, adjusted to an annual rate; and what were the comparable figures for the three months to last November, October, September and August, respectively.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 16th January 1975; Vol. 884, c. 162], gave the following information:The rise in the retail prices index in the three months to December, expressed at an annual rate, was 25ยท2 per cent.