asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how the percentage rise in the retail prices index between May 1979 and September 1982 compares with the percentage rise in the retail price of food over the same period.
There has been a 49·6 per cent. rise in the RPI between May 1979 and September 1982 compared with a 32·1 per cent. rise in its food component. This information may be obtained from successive issues of Employment Gazette and other official publications.