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Retail Price Index And Tax And Price Index

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest estimates of the levels of the retail price index and the tax and price index compared with May 1979.

Between May 1979 and October 1981 the retail prices index increased by 40·7 per cent. Over the same period the tax and price index increased by 41·8 per cent.