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Price Levels

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection by how much the general level of prices is above or below that prevailing in London in each of the other capital cities of EEC countries according to the latest available information.

According to estimates produced by the Statistical Office of the European Communities, comparative levels, based on a survey of prices carried out in October 1975, are as follows:

CONSUMER PURCHASING POWER PARITIES FOR THE EEC CAPITALS (LONDON = 100)
Bonn129
Paris131
Rome101
Amsterdam119
Brussels122
Luxembourg113
Dublin98
Copenhagen147
These estimates are based on appropriate selections of goods and services normally consumed by households in each country, but excluding health and housing. An explanation of the methods used, together with further details of the estimates, is given in the

Department of Employment Gazette (Vol. 85 No. 5).