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Inflation

Volume 127: debated on Thursday 11 February 1988

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18.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the rate of inflation.

The increase in retail prices over the 12 months ending December 1987 was 3·7 per cent.

26.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the rate of inflation.

The increase in retail prices over the 12 months ending December 1987 was 3·7 per cent.

38.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the rate of inflation.

65.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the current level of inflation.

97.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the rate of inflation.

The increase in retail prices over the 12 months ending December 1987 was 3·7 per cent.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what rate of inflation he has assumed in relation to his expenditure plans for (a) National Health Service and (b) Government expenditure generally for each of the next three years.

The economic assumptions underpinning the Government's plans set out in the 1988 public expenditure White Paper (Cm. 288), including the assumptions for general inflation as measured by the GDP deflator and the RPI, are set out in volume I, chapter 2, paragraph 4.The Government do not publish assumptions about the future movements in particular prices affecting individual expenditure programmes though, in planning and managing their programmes, Departments take account of the prices of the goods and services they purchase.