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Household Expenditure

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 5 July 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table showing average household expenditure underlying the 1990 weights for the general retail prices index as in the April 1989 edition of the Employment Gazette.

Average household expenditure underlying the 1990 weights for the general RPI

£ per week at January 1990 prices

Food36.41
Catering10.78
Alcoholic drink17.91
Tobacco7.87
Housing42.98
Fuel and light11.38
Household goods16.38
Household services9.08
Clothing and footwear15.81
Personal goods and services8.97
Motoring expenditure30.16
Fares and other travel costs4.85
Leisure goods11.07
Leisure services6.98
All items230.65

Source: Central Statistical Office