Retail Prices

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Willie Hamilton Mr Willie Hamilton , Fife West 12:00 am, 19th December 1957

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that between October and November the prices of raw wool, raw cotton, raw rubber, lead, imported steel scrap, hides and skins, and zinc fell by 5·2 per cent., 4·4 per cent., 7·9 per cent., 3·2 per cent., 7·6 per cent., 1·5 per cent., and 2·4 per cent. respectively; and whether he will now indicate how far these figures have been reflected in the retail price index.