asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will consider a separate retail price index for London in view of the fact that the national retail price index obscures the rise in the cost of living in the capital compared with the rest of the country.
I have been asked to reply.I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply my hon. Friend the Minister of State gave him on 11th March. [Vol. 888, c.
90–1.] The index numbers concerned will be published in the Department of Employment Gazette for June.