asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the national average weekly wage in France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Great Britain, respectively, is represented by the cost of 10 gallons of petrol at the price currently prevailing in that country.
I have been asked to reply.Although current information on petrol prices is available for the countries requested, up-to-date data on average weekly wages are not available from international sources. It is, therefore, not possible to make the necessary calculations.The following table sets out the current cost of 10 gallons of petrol in each of the countries mentioned:
|TYPICAL PRICE OF 10 GALLONS OF MOTOR SPIRIT|
|Regular grade||Premium grade|