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Inflation

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish a table showing the rate of inflation for the previous three months, expressed as an annual rate, for each month of the years 1974 to 1977 inclusive;(2) what is the current rate of inflation, as defined by the percentage rise in the retail price index over the three months to May, expressed as an annual rate.

RETAIL PRICES INDEX (ALL ITEMS)
Three-monthly percentage increases expressed as an annual rate
1974197519761977
Per cent.Per cent.Per cent.Per cent.
Three months to:
January14·525·916·021·8
February17·523·415·221·6
March18·125·612·219·9
April24·634·416·019·6
May25·353·115·218·6
June 26·048·015·1
July 15·532·57·5
August 8·415·18·8
September 8·710·312·3
October13·412·119·7
November23·214·819·7
December25·118·119·7