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Retail Prices Index

Volume 32: debated on Friday 26 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy how the percentage rise in the retail price index between May 1979 and September 1982 compares with the percentage rise in the domestic price of gas, electricity and solid fuel for domestic heating, respectively, over the same period.

[pursuant to his reply, 24 November 1982, c. 489]: Comparisons of the retail price index and the indices for domestic gas, electricity and solid fuel between 15 May 1979 and 14 September 1982 are:

1974 = 100
15 May 197914 September 1982Percentage Increase
Retail Price Index215·9322·949·6
Gas176·4343·494·7
Electricity269·6492·482·6
Solid Fuel*251·9433·372·0
* Coal and Coke.

Source: General Index of Retail Prices, Department of Employment.